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Antibiotic management of urinary tract infection in elderly patients in primary care and its association with bloodstream infections and all cause mortality: population based cohort study myDRG Stellenmarkt Gesundheitswesen

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Antibiotic management of urinary tract infection in elderly patients in primary care and its association with bloodstream infections and all cause mortality: population based cohort study

Antibiotic management of urinary tract infection in elderly patients in primary care and its association with bloodstream infections and all cause mortality: population based cohort study (British Medical Journal).

Objective To evaluate the association between antibiotic treatment for urinary tract infection (UTI) and severe adverse outcomes in elderly patients in primary care. Design Retrospective population based cohort study. Setting...

Objective To evaluate the association between antibiotic treatment for urinary tract infection (UTI) and severe adverse outcomes in elderly patients in primary care.
[...]
The rate
of bloodstream infection was significantly higher among those patients not
prescribed an antibiotic (2.9%; n=647) and those recorded as revisiting the
general practitioner within seven days of the initial consultation for an
antibiotic prescription compared with those given a prescription for an
antibiotic at the initial consultation (2.2% v 0.2%; P=0.001).
[...]
In the context of an increase of Escherichia coli
bloodstream infections in England, early initiation of recommended first line
antibiotics for UTI in the older population is advocated.
[...]

Quelle: British Medical Journal, 27.02.2019

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erschienen am Donnerstag, 28.02.2019
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