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BRIEF REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 51-54

Significance of bacteriuria in patients with end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis


1 Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
2 Department of Medicine, College of Medicine; Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
3 Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA

Correspondence Address:
Mayar Al Mohajer
Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 1 Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ajm.AJM_199_17

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The significance of bacteriuria in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on hemodialysis (HD) is unclear. It is not known whether treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria is associated with lower rates of urinary tract infection or readmission. Adult patients with ESRD on HD were retrospectively evaluated to assess factors associated with the recurrence of bacteriuria and readmission. We included 68 patients in the analysis. There were 20 patients (29.4%) with urinary symptoms. All symptomatic patients received antibiotic therapy, whereas half of the asymptomatic patients received antibiotics. Antibiotic use was not associated with lower rates of readmission or the recurrence of bacteriuria.


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