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Asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnant women.
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PMID:  17514607     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of bacteriuria in pregnant women referred to the medical centers of Tabriz, Iran, for prenatal care. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 1100 healthy pregnant women who were referred to 50 medical centers in Tabriz for a regular prenatal care were evaluated for bacteriuria. RESULTS: The frequency of asymptomatic bacteriuria was 6.1%. Maternal age was lower in the women with a positive urine culture (P=.02). Asymptomatic bacteriuria had no relationship with gestational age, parity, level of education, and body mass index. CONCLUSION: We found a relatively high rate of bacteriuria in our cohort of asymptomatic pregnant subjects, especially the younger ones. For prevention from the complications of the asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnant women, such as pyelonephritis, hypertension, preeclampsia, low birth weight, prematurity, septicemia, and even maternal and neonatal death, it is recommended to perform urine culture as a routine evaluation during the pregnancy.
Samad Hazhir
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Urology journal     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1735-1308     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-21     Completed Date:  2007-06-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101286676     Medline TA:  Urol J     Country:  Iran    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  24-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Urology Department, Sina Hospital, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Bacterial Infections / epidemiology*
Bacteriuria / epidemiology*
Body Mass Index
Cross-Sectional Studies
Educational Status
Iran / epidemiology
Maternal Age
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / epidemiology*

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