bacteriuria

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bacteriuria

[bak‚tir·ē′yu̇·rē·ə]
(medicine)
The occurrence of bacteria in the urine.
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Uriscreen, a rapid enzymatic urine screening test: Useful predictor of significant bacteriuria in pregnancy.
For all samples from tumor patients, significant bacteriuria or leukocyturia as well as the presence of erythrocytes could be excluded except for two G1 tumor samples.
These samples were deemed negative based on the leukocyte esterase test and/or nitrite test, but a culture revealed significant bacteriuria.
The great majority of specimens with bacteria or white blood cells in the sediment were not associated with symptoms of urinary tract infection or significant bacteriuria upon culture.
When as few as one in 10 specimens demonstrate significant bacteriuria, at least 9,000 specimens must be examined in order to estimate a 90 per cent dipstick sensitivity with a 2 per cent confidence interval.
It is clear that any study evaluating the clinical consequences of screening culture specimens with a dipstick must include vast numbers of specimens, since as few as 10 per cent will actually show significant bacteriuria.