Screening for bacteriuria in patients with spinal cord lesion: Dipstick test, microscopic examination and urine culture

@article{Faarvang2000ScreeningFB,
  title={Screening for bacteriuria in patients with spinal cord lesion: Dipstick test, microscopic examination and urine culture},
  author={K L Faarvang and Philipp Mueller and B Lomberg and F. Biering-S\orensen},
  journal={Spinal Cord},
  year={2000},
  volume={38},
  pages={106-108}
}
Aim: To investigate the positive and negative predictive values for bacteriuria of a rapid chemical dipstick procedure for leukocytes and nitrite, and a microscopic examination for leukocytes and bacteria with a urine culture being the reference in patients with spinal cord lesion (SCL).Methods: A prospective study. Significant bacteriuria was defined as ⩾105 CFU/mL. The microscopic examination for leukocytes was divided in four different cut-off limits for positive results.Material: A total of… CONTINUE READING
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