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J Am Geriatr Soc. 1996 Oct;44(10):1235-41.

Management of complicated urinary tract infection in older patients.

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Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Abstract

Urinary tract infection (UTI) in older persons is a common medical problem that is seen in both the ambulatory and institutional settings. It affects older women and men with a gender prevalence ratio of 2:1, respectively. UTI in older persons can be a complex problem in terms of the approach to diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. In this report the discussion will begin with the unique aspects of UTI in older persons, particularly as they relate to UTI in the younger, general population. The remaining discussion will then focus on three complicated clinical circumstances and conditions of UTI in the geriatric population: non-catheter recurrent UTI, asymptomatic bacteriuria, and catheter-related bacteriuria and UTI.

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8856005
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