Posts Tagged ‘urinary tract infection’

February 23, 2012

Outcome of treated and untreated asymptomatic bacteriuria in renal transplant recipients.


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Asymptomatic bacteriuria in post-kidney transplant recipients is very common and may or may not be treated.  The need for therapy is guided by a number of factors including the presence of pyuria, the time post-transplant, immunosuppression, and renal function.  However, therapy is commonly instituted and very often leads to antimicrobial resistance.  Whether treatment of asymptomatic […]

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December 19, 2011

Outcome of treated and untreated asymptomatic bacteriuria in renal transplant recipients


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Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a common complication post-renal transplant. Asymptomatic bactiuria is a common finding, but whether antibiotic treatment it will reduce symptomatic urinary tract infections is unclear. In this single-centre cohort study, there was no difference in the rate of progression of asymptomatic bactiuria to symptomatic UTI between treated and untreated episodes. This […]

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