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Friday, June 17, 2022

UTI

EM Ottawa - By Graham Wilson, Josee Malette - June 16, 2022
“As Emergency physicians, you make and/or consider urinary tract infection (UTI) multiple times per shift. Actually, up to 5% of ED visits are related to genitourinary complaints. From simple cystitis, to pyelonephritis, and even life-threatening urosepsis, UTI’s and their wide spectrum of presentations are the MOST COMMON indication for empiric antibiotics. However, in 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that antibiotic use in UTIs was avoidable 40% of the time…”