Healthcare professionals may inappropriately order urine cultures for patients with catheters, on the basis of subjective signs rather than evidence-based guidelines.
Represcription rate at 28 days only 4.1 percent from 2011 to 2015; slight increase seen for men over time
Initiation of therapy with SGLT-2 inhibitors for T2D mellitus is not associated with an increased risk for UTI events compared with initiation of other second-line antidiabetic medications.
The FDA has approved Recarbrio for the treatment of adult patients aged 18 years and older with complicated UTI.
Different infection types, especially UTI, are associated with subsequent acute ischemic stroke.
A significant percentage of patients with uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI) are treated with an empiric antibiotic agent to which the etiologic bacteria is resistant.
Fosfomycin for injection may show promise and noninferiority compared with standard treatment for complicated urinary tract infections.
For children with a normal urinary tract, probiotics were more effective than placebo at reducing the risk for UTI after the first episode of a febrile UTI.
Long-term antibiotics to prevent recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) in children offer a modest benefit but may increase the occurrence of UTIs caused by resistant bacteria.
Patients with suspected urinary tract infection syndromes may be unnecessarily prescribed antibiotics.
A new clinical guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of recurrent urinary tract infections in women was released by AUA.
No evidence seen for benefits of screening nonpregnant women or men for asymptomatic bacteriuria
The Infectious Disease Society of America has published updated guidelines for the management of asymptomatic bacteriuria.
Patients aged >65 years with a UTI may have an increased risk for septicemia and death within 60 days if antibiotic treatment is deferred or not prescribed.
Delaying or withholding antibiotics for older patients with a UTI is associated with an increase in bloodstream infection and all-cause mortality.
Intervention includes notifications to providers, changes to order sets, new urine culture reflex tests.
In second study, plazomicin may be beneficial for carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae infections
Algorithms that combine Internet of Things technologies and in-home sensory devices with machine learning techniques can be used to monitor the health and well-being of people with dementia.
Investigators examined the effect of common infections such as urinary tract infections, sepsis, and pneumonia on >300,000 patients with ischemic stroke.
Rapid antimicrobial susceptibility testing by disc diffusion performed directly on urine samples shows less delay than standard method for diagnosis of UTI.