bacteriuria

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bacteriuria

[bak‚tir·ē′yu̇·rē·ə]
(medicine)
The occurrence of bacteria in the urine.
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The risk factors associated with UTIs and asymptomatic bacteruria will be presented through case studies.
Bacteruria develops in at least 10-15% of hospitalized patients with indwelling urethral catheters.
Routine biochemical parameters were normal: urinalysis revealed proteinuria (100 mg/dL), nitrites and leukocyte esterase positive (+3), hematuria RBC (1070/hpf), pyuria white blood cells (WBC) (425/hpf) and bacteruria (5465/hpf).
One single-center study of seven infants younger than 3 months with testicular torsion and epididymo-orchitis found that five had fever and scrotal tenderness, two had pyuria, and four had bacteruria (J.
There is however consensus that patients managed with indwelling catheters with asymptomatic bacteruria should not be treated with antibiotics as this can increase the incidence of resistant organisms.
Patients with short-term, indwelling catheters acquire bacteruria at a rate of 2%-7% per day.
Urinalysis is often abnormal; of the 10 patients with a documented urinalysis, 6 (60%) had pyuria, 1 (10%) had hematuria, 1 (10%) had bacteruria, and 2 (20%) had normal specimens.
Multiple studies have demonstrated that treatment of asymptomatic bacteruria in patients with a Foley catheter has no effect upon the number of days of fever, the rate of symptomatic urinary tract infections, or other clinical end points.
Bacteruria in geriatric hospital patients: its correlates and management.
After taking written informed consent, 250 clean catch Mid-Stream Urine (MSU) samples collected into sterile universal containers were transported to the laboratory within one hour and processed for significant bacteruria.