Managing uncomplicated recurrent urinary tract infections in reproductive aged women: A primary care approach - Abstract

PURPOSE: Uncomplicated, recurrent urinary tract infections (RUTIs) in heal-thy, premenopausal women are a common health complaint.

This article discusses risk factors, diagnostic techniques, medical management, and referral information to help clinicians manage RUTIs in the primary care setting.

DATA SOURCES: This article cites research articles, systematic reviews, and current guidelines.

CONCLUSIONS: The majority of RUTIs in healthy premenopausal women can be managed by using individualized plans of care. Referrals are usually not useful nor cost effective.

IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: This article discusses treatments based on increasing antimicrobial resistance and examines nonmicrobial options in RUTI prevention. This article serves as a foundation for guiding primary care providers in managing this common problem using current research and guidelines.

Written by:
Zak D.   Are you the author?
Columbia University School of Nursing, New York, New York.

Reference: J Am Assoc Nurse Pract. 2014 Feb 24. Epub ahead of print.
doi: 10.1002/2327-6924.12110

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 24574367 Infections Section