A clinical prediction rule for urinary tract infections in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in primary care.

@article{Venmans2009ACP,
  title={A clinical prediction rule for urinary tract infections in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in primary care.},
  author={Leonie M.A.J. Venmans and Kees J. Gorter and Guy Ehm Rutten and François Georges Schellevis and Andy Hoepelman and Eelko Hak},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2009},
  volume={137 2},
  pages={
          166-72
        }
}
We aimed to develop a prediction rule for urinary tract infections (UTIs) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2). A 12-month prospective cohort study was conducted in patients with DM2 aged > or = 45 years to predict the occurrence of recurrent UTIs in women and lower UTIs in men. Predictors for recurrent UTI in women (n=81, 2%) and lower UTIs in men (n=93, 3%) were age, number of general practitioner (GP) visits, urinary incontinence, cerebrovascular disease or dementia. In women… CONTINUE READING
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