NYC Outpatient Antibiogram

Treatment

Avoiding treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria is important for reducing the development of antibiotic resistance.

Treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria is not appropriate for:

  • Women (premenopausal, non-pregnant)

  • Diabetics

  • The elderly

  • Nursing home residents

  • Patients with spinal cord injury or indwelling urethral catheters

Treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria is appropriate for pregnant women and for patients undergoing urologic procedures in which mucosal bleeding is expected

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