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The presence of bacteria in urine.
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(Pathology) the presence of bacteria in the urine
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(bækˌtɪər iˈyʊər i ə)

the presence of bacteria in the urine.
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This approach was motivated by the observation of a slightly greater prevalence of ESBL bacteruria in the fourth versus the third income quartile (Figure 2, panel B).
Risk factors include maternal intrapartum GBS colonization, a previous GBS-infected baby, positive for GBS in urine (bacteruria) in any trimester of current pregnancy, delivering at <37 weeks' gestation, having an intrapartum temperature [greater than or equal to]38.0[degrees], or membrane rupture for [greater than or equal to]18 hours, and intrapartum women with any of these are given antibiotic prophylaxis.
Patients with SCI/D are often found to have bacteruria and even pyuria, and although they are at high risk for recurrent UTIs, these can be difficult to diagnose because signs and symptoms may differ from those seen in people with neurologically intact bladders.
Keywords: Opsonophagocytosis, Humoral, Bacteruria, Rhinocerebral mucormycosis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acinetobacter.
(1) ASYMPTOMATIC BACTERURIA. With some exceptions, use of antibiotics to treat asymptomatic bacteruria (ASB) is not clinically beneficial and does not improve morbidity or mortality.
252: Managing Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) and Asymptomatic Bacteruria
[12] Infections particularly in pregnancies and in the elderly can be asymptomatic, but asymptomatic bacteruria is associated with an increased risk of intrauterine growth retardation and low birth weight babies.
Sergienko et al., "Bacteruria with group-B streptococcus: is it a risk factor for adverse pregnancy outcomes," Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, vol.
It is also important to rule out urinary tract infection to obtain correct values and only fewstudies have mentioned that samples with evidence of pus cells and bacteruria were discarded [12,15,16,18].
Routine biochemical parameters were normal: urinalysis revealed proteinuria (300 mg/dL), leukocyte esterase positive (+3); hematuria red blood cells (RBC) (3825/hpf) and bacteruria (300/hpf).
However, even if a patient has asymptomatic bacteruria, these data are useful to document resistance in our community.