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 definitions of asymptomatic bacteruria, simple UTI, complicated UTI and interpreting urine cultures will be discussed.
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).
[18] Perez-Luque EL, de la Luz Villalpando M, Malacara JM: Association of sexual activity and bacteruria in women with non.insulin dependent diabetes mellitus.
A urine analysis revealed bacteruria and hematuria, and she was treated for a presumptive urinary tract infection.
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.
"Bacteruria in Patients with Spinal Cord Lesions: Its Relationship to Urinary Drainage Appliances." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 58 (1977).
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.