Urinary tract infection in elderly residents of long-term care facilities - Abstract

Urinary tract infection is the most prevalent bacterial infection among residents in Danish long-term care facilities, and it is the most common reason for antibiotic therapy as prevention or treatment in this population.

Diagnosis and management of urinary tract infection in the elderly is challenging because of benign asymptomatic bacteriuria, chronic indwelling urinary tract catheters, cognitive impairment and other co-morbidities. This review covers updated information on diagnosis, treatment and prophylaxis of urinary tract infection in elderly residents of long-term care facilities.

Written by:
Stærkind M, Dalager-Pedersen M, Nielsen H.   Are you the author?
Infektionsmedicinsk Afdeling, Aalborg -Universitetshospital, Mølleparkvej 4, 9000 Aalborg.  

Reference: Ugeskr Laeger. 2015 Mar 16;177(12). pii: V09140494.


PubMed Abstract
PMID: 25786842

Article in Danish.

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