Correlation of Pyuria and Bacteriuria in Acute Care

Pyuria is a relatively common finding in many hospitalized patients 1,2,3, and its presence is heavily relied on for the diagnosis of urinary tract infection 4. However, not all patients with pyuria/bacteriuria should be treated with antibiotics, especially those without localizing signs and symptoms based on current guidelines 5; even though such guidance is based mainly on expert opinions and lacks a well-designed random controlled trial (RCT) to provide evidence support 5. The investigation of links between urinary tract infection and non-specific symptoms such as delirium is inconclusive 6.
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical research study Source Type: research