Pharmacologic Management of Asymptomatic Bacteriuria and Urinary Tract Infections in Women

OB/GYN Department, UMass Memorial Medical Center, University of Massachusetts, 119 Belmont Street,Worcester, MA 01605, USA.
Journal of midwifery & women's health (Impact Factor: 1.07). 05/2011; 56(3):248-65. DOI: 10.1111/j.1542-2011.2011.00063.x
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Many factors influence the decision to institute treatment for the common problems of urinary tract symptoms and/or the presence of microorganisms in the urine of women. This article summarizes current evidence related to treatment choice and compares selected treatment practice guidelines. Evidence related to prevention of recurrent infection without the use of antibiotics is included.

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