Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Ann Pharmacother. 2004 Mar;38(3):490-3. Epub 2004 Jan 23.

Management of asymptomatic bacteriuria in patients with diabetes mellitus.

Author information

  • 1Akron General Medical Center, Akron, OH 44307, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To review the literature regarding the management of asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) in patients with diabetes mellitus.

DATA SOURCES:

A MEDLINE (1967-June 2003) and bibliographic search of the English-language literature was conducted using the search terms diabetes mellitus, asymptomatic, bacteriuria, and urinary tract infection.

DATA SYNTHESIS:

ASB occurs in diabetic women more commonly than in non-diabetics and is associated with an increased risk of symptomatic urinary tract infection (UTI) among patients with type 2 diabetes. Symptomatic UTIs tend to follow a more complicated course in diabetics. Despite these independent observations, antimicrobial therapy has not been shown to reduce symptomatic UTIs, pyelonephritis, or hospitalization for UTI.

CONCLUSIONS:

Available evidence does not support antimicrobial treatment of ASB among patients with diabetes mellitus.

PMID:
14970371
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk