Don't Advise Screening for UTIs in Most Patients Without Symptoms

You'll notice more focus on avoiding antibiotics for asymptomatic bacteriuria...due to updated guidelines from the Infect Dis Soc of Am.

These patients DON'T have UTI symptoms...painful or frequent urination, flank pain, etc...despite lots of bacteria in their urine.

This is a common finding...especially in patients with a catheter, with a spinal cord injury, or who live in a long-term care facility.

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