The presence of asymptomatic bacteriuria
may result in overtreatment of UTIs, particularly in populations with underlying urinary disease.
The results of this study revealed that the most frequent type of NAUTI is asymptomatic bacteriuria
, and the most frequently isolated nosocomial pathogen is E.
A positive urine culture in the absence of clinical signs of UTI is common in certain populations: one to five per cent of healthy young women and up to 15 per cent of older women have asymptomatic bacteriuria
should rigorously screen their patients for asymptomatic bacteriuria
Based on the prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria
in pregnancy in the Indian population, which is around 4-7%, [5-7] the sample size was calculated as 750, from an alpha risk of 5%, with a power of 90.
The second clinically evaluable patient had asymptomatic bacteriuria
associated with DNSE, did not receive any antimicrobial therapy, and remained clinically stable.
A count of [greater than or equal to] 105 CFU/mL was considered significant to indicate asymptomatic bacteriuria
From an initial colonization stage, which gives rise initially to asymptomatic bacteriuria
, these bacteria at a certain point can cause tissue invasion and subsequent infection.
Screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria
with a urine culture is recommended for pregnant women at 12-16 weeks of gestation.
Most importantly, screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria
must occur early in the pregnancy.
Up to 5% of women with asymptomatic bacteriuria
will develop symptomatic infection.
No information about clinical symptoms is provided, despite asymptomatic bacteriuria
requiring treatment only in certain specified circumstances, such as pregnancy or before urological surgery.