Treating urinary tract infection in older adults

A. Bardsley

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Abstract

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI’s) are common in women, but increase in both sexes with age. UTI’s are common in older people and account for the most frequent reasons for emergency hospital admission. Diagnosis of UTI in older people can be complex, as they often do not exhibit signs and symptoms normally associated with UTI in adults, and may not be able to provide an accurate history. Gaining a urine sample can also be complicated, due to cognitive difficulties and incontinence. This article will consider the current guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of UTI in older people.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)610-615
JournalNursing and Residential Care
Volume17
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2015

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Keywords

  • Older Adults
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urine sample

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