Epidemiology and risk factors for urinary tract infection following spinal cord injury.

@article{Waites1993EpidemiologyAR,
  title={Epidemiology and risk factors for urinary tract infection following spinal cord injury.},
  author={Ken B. Waites and Kay C. Canupp and Michael J Devivo},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={1993},
  volume={74 7},
  pages={691-5}
}
A prospective study was performed to quantitate frequency and evaluate risk factors for urinary tract infection (UTI) in 64 catheter-free spinal cord injury (SCI) patients who were visited monthly in their homes for up to 1 year by a public health nurse who performed a physical examination and collected urine for culture and urinalysis. Patients also mailed in urine dip slides weekly. UTI was defined as > or = 100,000 CFU/mL. Of 406 UTIs evaluated, 111 (27%) were asymptomatic, whereas 295 (73… CONTINUE READING

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