Urinary tract infections in long-term care residents.

  title={Urinary tract infections in long-term care residents.},
  author={Gwendolen T Buhr and Liza Genao and Heidi K. White},
  journal={Clinics in geriatric medicine},
  volume={27 2},
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is common in long-term care (LTC) residents; however, most infections are asymptomatic and do not require treatment. Differentiating asymptomatic from symptomatic UTI is challenging, because LTC residents typically have chronic genitourinary complaints, multiple comorbid illnesses, and communication barriers. Although consensus guidelines have been proposed to improve the accuracy of identifying symptomatic UTIs and minimize treatment of asymptomatic UTIs… CONTINUE READING

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