bacteriuria

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bacteriuria

[bak‚tir·ē′yu̇·rē·ə]
(medicine)
The occurrence of bacteria in the urine.
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Although the numbers were small, the increased occurrence of symptomatic urinary tract infection in women with asymptomatic bacteriuria was significant (p=0.
Sexual activity, contraceptive use, and other risk factors for symptomatic and asymptomatic bacteriuria.
Caption: Acute pyelonephritis, evident in this micrograph, can often be avoided through" screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria at the first prenatal visit with repeat screening in each trimester in women at high risk for recurrent infection.
In contrast with asymptomatic bacteriuria, a diagnosis of acute, uncomplicated urinary tract infection implies a symptomatic bladder infection in a patient with a normal genitourinary tract, whereas a complicated urinary tract infection refers to a symptomatic event involving the bladder or kidneys in the presence of structural abnormalities of the genitourinary tract.
In a study of 105 diabetic women with asymptomatic bacteriuria, 43 of the 55 who were randomized to receive trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole developed symptomatic bacteriuria in up to 3 years of follow-up, compared with 44 of the 50 who received placebo--a nonsignificant difference, reported Dr.
Evidence does not support routine screening to detect asymptomatic bacteriuria in patients with diabetes.
Routine screening and treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria (ABU) during pregnancy has been recommended to prevent perinatal morbidity but there is no agreement about the best method of screening or about the optimal timing and frequency of screening, said Dr.
The prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria is 15%-50% in long-term care facility residents who are not catheterized; it approaches 100% in patients with long-term use of catheters.
Diabetic women with asymptomatic bacteriuria also are probably best treated, again for 7-14 days, although there are no good studies in the literature that have evaluated whether this approach is appropriate, he added.
It's therefore best to screen for asymptomatic bacteriuria throughout pregnancy not just during the first trimester, as some experts have advised.
And since 5%-6% of pregnant women have asymptomatic bacteriuria, it is important to screen for it at the initial prenatal visit, said Dr.
Antibiotics may also be of some benefit, and should be used in patients with asymptomatic bacteriuria, Trichomonas vaginalis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, bacterial vaginosis, and Chlamydia trachomatis, he said.
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