Urinary Tract Infections in Older Adults Residing in Long-Term Care Facilities.

@article{Genao2012UrinaryTI,
  title={Urinary Tract Infections in Older Adults Residing in Long-Term Care Facilities.},
  author={Liza Genao and Gwendolen T Buhr},
  journal={The annals of long-term care : the official journal of the American Medical Directors Association},
  year={2012},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={33-38}
}
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are commonly suspected in residents of long-term care (LTC) facilities, and it has been common practice to prescribe antibiotics to these patients, even when they are asymptomatic. This approach, however, often does more harm than good, leading to increased rates of adverse drug effects and more recurrent infections with drug-resistant bacteria. It also does not improve genitourinary symptoms (eg, polyuria or malodorous urine) or lead to improved mortality rates… CONTINUE READING
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