Confusion Strongly Associated with Antibiotic Prescribing Due to Suspected Urinary Tract Infections in Nursing Homes

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Fecha de publicación: 10 January 2018

DOI: 10.1111/jgs.15179

Autores: Sean Mayne MBBS (Hons), Pär-Daniel Sundvall MD, PhD, Ronny Gunnarsson MD, PhD

Background: To quantify the prevalence of documented urinary tract infection (UTI), nonspecific symptoms, and antibiotic treatment of suspected UTI in nursing homes (NHs) in the tropics and to describe the typical resident likely to receive antibiotic treatment for suspected UTI and factors associated with the development of confusion, fatigue, and restlessness.

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