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Occurrence of pyuria and bacteriuria in asymptomatic hemodialysis patients.
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PMID:  8430679     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Patients with end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis have documented defects in their immune responses, and infections contribute significantly to their morbidity and mortality. This study prospectively detected and quantitated leukocyturia and bacteriuria in asymptomatic hemodialysis patients. Thirty-one percent of asymptomatic hemodialysis patients had significant pyuria (> 10 white blood cells per high-power field) and 25% had bacteriuria of pathologic dimensions, (> 1 x 10(5)/mL of a single microorganism). Pyuria was a good marker for significant bacteriuria in these patients. These results demonstrate that the urinary tract, even in ESRD patients on hemodialysis, may represent a significant reservoir for infection.
A Chaudhry; W J Stone; J A Breyer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0272-6386     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Kidney Dis.     Publication Date:  1993 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-03-05     Completed Date:  1993-03-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8110075     Medline TA:  Am J Kidney Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  180-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Nephrology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232-2372.
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MeSH Terms
Bacteriuria / epidemiology*,  microbiology
Kidney Failure, Chronic / therapy,  urine*
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Pyuria / epidemiology*,  microbiology
Renal Dialysis*
Urine / cytology

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