Interleukin-6 concentrations in the urine and dipstick analyses were related to bacteriuria but not symptoms in the elderly: a cross sectional study of 421 nursing home residents

@inproceedings{Sundvall2014Interleukin6CI,
  title={Interleukin-6 concentrations in the urine and dipstick analyses were related to bacteriuria but not symptoms in the elderly: a cross sectional study of 421 nursing home residents},
  author={P Sundvall and Marie Elm and Peter Ulleryd and Sigvard M{\"o}lstad and Nils Rodhe and Lars J. Jonsson and Bengt A. Andersson and Mirjana Hahn-Zoric and Ronny K. Gunnarsson},
  booktitle={BMC geriatrics},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Up to half the residents of nursing homes for the elderly have asymptomatic bacteriuria (ABU), which should not be treated with antibiotics. A complementary test to discriminate between symptomatic urinary tract infections (UTI) and ABU is needed, as diagnostic uncertainty is likely to generate significant antibiotic overtreatment. Previous studies indicate that Interleukin-6 (IL-6) in the urine might be suitable as such a test. The aim of this study was to investigate the… CONTINUE READING
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