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Urinary tract infections in pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10584618     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although pregnancy does not increase the prevalence of ASB in women, it does enhance the progression rate from asymptomatic to symptomatic disease. Furthermore, ASB is associated with preterm delivery. Given the fact that identification and eradication of ASB in pregnant women can lower the likelihood of pyelonephritis and prevent preterm delivery, every gravida should be systematically screened for ASB and appropriately treated. In the authors' opinion, a first-trimester urine culture remains the screening test of choice; reliance on symptoms to prompt screening is inadequate because the state of pregnancy can provoke frequency and nocturia. Multiple antibiotic regimens for ASB are safe during pregnancy and effective.
A Connolly; J M Thorp
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Urologic clinics of North America     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0094-0143     ISO Abbreviation:  Urol. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  1999 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-12-17     Completed Date:  1999-12-17     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0423221     Medline TA:  Urol Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  779-87     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Infective Agents, Urinary / therapeutic use
Bacteriuria / diagnosis,  prevention & control
Cystitis / diagnosis,  prevention & control
Mass Screening / methods
Population Surveillance
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious* / classification,  diagnosis,  epidemiology,  microbiology,  prevention & control
Pyelonephritis / diagnosis,  prevention & control
Urinary Tract Infections* / classification,  diagnosis,  epidemiology,  microbiology,  prevention & control
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Infective Agents, Urinary

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