Inappropriate urine cultures in hospitalized patients receiving antibiotic therapy.

@article{Hyams1987InappropriateUC,
  title={Inappropriate urine cultures in hospitalized patients receiving antibiotic therapy.},
  author={Kenneth Craig Hyams},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1987},
  volume={147 1},
  pages={
          48-9
        }
}
To investigate the effect of concurrent antibiotic therapy on bacterial isolation, 1001 consecutive urine cultures obtained from hospitalized patients were evaluated. Of the cultures, 121 (12.1%) had positive results. The administration of antibiotic therapy substantially changed urine culture results in uncatheterized patients. Only one (0.7%) of 135 cultures obtained from patients without a recent history of catheterization was positive when antibiotics were being administered. In contrast… CONTINUE READING

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