Urine Dipstick for Diagnosing Urinary Tract Infection

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Urine Dipstick for Diagnosing Urinary Tract Infection

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Title: Urine Dipstick for Diagnosing Urinary Tract Infection
Author: Wright, Olivia Rae; Safranek, Sarah
Keywords: leukocyte esterase
noninfectious problems
pretest probability
pregnant women
Date: 2006-01
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: American Family Physician, 73(1) 2006.
Abstract: The sensitivity and specificity of the urine dipstick varies somewhat with the setting and population, as does its recommended interpretation. In low-risk patients with a low pretest probability of UTI, the urine dipstick alone is useful to exclude infection if both nitrites and leukocyte esterase are negative. [Strength of recommendations: C, all recommendations based on meta-analyses of cohort studies not addressing patient-oriented outcomes]
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/3971

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