Inappropriate treatment of catheter-associated asymptomatic bacteriuria in a tertiary care hospital.

  title={Inappropriate treatment of catheter-associated asymptomatic bacteriuria in a tertiary care hospital.},
  author={Matthew W Cope and Manuel E. Cevallos and Richard M. Cadle and Rabih O. Darouiche and Daniel M. Musher and Barbara W. Trautner},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={48 9},
BACKGROUND Evidence-based guidelines state that asymptomatic bacteriuria is not a clinically significant condition in men and nonpregnant women and that treatment is unlikely to confer clinical benefit. We hypothesized that, among patients with indwelling catheters or condom collection systems, many who receive a diagnosis of and are treated for catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) actually have asymptomatic bacteriuria and, therefore, that antibiotic therapy is inappropriate… CONTINUE READING
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