Management of asymptomatic bacteriuria in patients with diabetes mellitus

Title

Management of asymptomatic bacteriuria in patients with diabetes mellitus

Creator

Ooi S T; Frazee L A; Gardner W G

Publisher

Annals of Pharmacotherapy

Date

2004
2004-03

Description

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.

Subject

bacteriuria; diabetes mellitus; Pharmacology & Pharmacy; urinary-tract infections; women

Identifier

Format

Journal Article

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Pages

490-493

Issue

3

Volume

38

Citation

Ooi S T; Frazee L A; Gardner W G, “Management of asymptomatic bacteriuria in patients with diabetes mellitus,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed April 12, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/6686.

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