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Many women who suffer from the symptoms of urinary tract infection have a negative urine culture when conventional methods are used. Their condition is described as 'urethral' (or 'dysuria/frequency') syndrome' (US). As they may be indistinguishable clinically from those with positive cultures antibiotics are often prescribed. Their symptoms are usually(More)
Over six years (1978-83, inclusive) weekly laboratory records of organisms causing urinary tract infection in women aged 15-25 not attending hospital were kept prospectively and analysed. The incidence of infection with Staphylococcus saprophyticus defined by age and sex was confirmed. This organism caused an increasing proportion of infections in young(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the ease of use of suprapubic aspiration of urine under ultrasound guidance in babies with fever of uncertain cause and to assess the importance of bacterial counts and pyuria in relation to abnormalities of the urinary tract and the importance of pyuria in the absence of bacteriuria. DESIGN Analysis of urine samples obtained by(More)
In a study of the diagnosis and treatment of Corynebacterium vaginale (Haemophilus vaginalis) vaginitis in 30 patients, clinical and microscopical findings were compared with laboratory cultures. The study also included a double-blind randomised trial of treatment regimens including placebo therapy. Laboratory cultures of C. vaginale corresponded well with(More)
Urine samples were cultured for aerobic, fastidious, and anaerobic bacteria in 88 patients (66 F, 22 M) before and after standard urodynamic investigations. 37 of 42 women with detrusor instability, and 14 of 17 women with stress incontinence, had evidence of bacteriuria with aerobic or fastidious bacteria before investigation, as did 6 of 13 men with(More)
A study was made of 20 patients fulfilling the criteria customarily used for the diagnosis of interstitial cystitis. A possible infective aetiology was sought by culture of bladder tissue, catheter and midstream specimens of urine, and urethral swabs by methods capable of detecting fastidious bacteria as well as aerobic pathogens. All bladder biopsies(More)