Urinary tract infection in male veterans: treatment patterns and outcomes.

@article{Drekonja2013UrinaryTI,
  title={Urinary tract infection in male veterans: treatment patterns and outcomes.},
  author={Dimitri M. Drekonja and Thomas S. Rector and Andrea H Cutting and James R. Johnson},
  journal={JAMA internal medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={173 1},
  pages={
          62-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Lengthier antimicrobial therapy is associated with increased costs, antimicrobial resistance, and adverse drug events. Therefore, establishing minimum effective antimicrobial treatment durations is an important public health goal. The optimal treatment duration and current treatment patterns for urinary tract infection (UTI) in men are unknown. We used Veterans Affairs administrative data to study male UTI treatment and outcomes. METHODS Male UTI episodes in the Veterans Affairs… CONTINUE READING
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