Complicated Urinary Tract Infections: What’s a Lab To Do?

April 29, 2016 at 2:38 pm

Journal of Clinical Microbiology May 2016 V.54 N.5 P.1189-1190

Stephen M. Brecher

aDepartment of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, VA Boston HealthCare System, West Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA

bDepartment of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

The article by Price et al. in this issue (T. K. Price et al., J Clin Microbiol 54:1216–1222, 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JCM.00044-16) advocates for the use of a larger inoculum when culturing urine obtained by “in-and-out” catheterization in a selected female population.

Their findings and the resulting challenges will afford clinical microbiologists and specialty physicians an opportunity to review what will or should be done with the additional microbiological culture data.

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Entry filed under: Antimicrobianos, Bacterias, Bacteriemias, Epidemiología, F.O.D, Infecciones urinarias, Metodos diagnosticos, Resistencia bacteriana, Sepsis, Update. Tags: .

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