Journal article

Asymptomatic bacteriuria as a predictor of subsequent hospitalisation with urinary tract infection in diabetic adults: The Fremantle Diabetes Study.

H Karunajeewa, D McGechie, G Stuccio, N Stingemore, WA Davis, TME Davis

Diabetologia | Published : 2005


AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: We examined the prognosis of well-characterised community-based diabetic patients with asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB). METHODS: We studied 496 adults with type 1 or 2 diabetes participating in a prospective observational study. In addition to detailed clinical and laboratory data, a single mid-stream urine sample was taken for aerobic culture and antibiotic-sensitivity testing. ASB was defined as >/=10(5) colony-forming units/ml of one or two organisms without symptoms of urinary infection. Patients were followed for 2.9+/-0.6 years for hospital admission for/with urosepsis or death. RESULTS: Thirty-six patients (7.3%) had ASB, comprising 33 females (14.4% of all females) an..

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