TITLE

Limit use of antibiotics to three days with UTIs

PUB. DATE
December 2005
SOURCE
Pulse;12/3/2005, Vol. 65 Issue 47, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a medical research on the treatment of urinary tract infections. It reflects that the general practitioners should limit courses of antibiotics to three days in most women with urinary tract infections. The researchers analyzed 32 trials for the conclusion, which were published in the American Journal of Medicine. The study found a three-day course was about as effective as five to ten day courses for achieving symptomatic cure. The longer courses of antibiotics were more effective in achieving bacteriological cure, but the study found that they were associated with more adverse effects.
ACCESSION #
19317843

 

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