How long should antibiotic therapy be continued for an uncomplicated, symptomatic lower UTI in an elderly woman?

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How long should antibiotic therapy be continued for an uncomplicated, symptomatic lower UTI in an elderly woman?

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Title: How long should antibiotic therapy be continued for an uncomplicated, symptomatic lower UTI in an elderly woman?
Author: Radkay, Lisa; Rodriguez, Jose E.
Keywords: bacterial infection
Date: 2010-06
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Evidence Based Practice 13(6): 10-11.
Series/Report no.: Help Desk Answers
Abstract: Elderly women with symptomatic lower urinary tract infections (UTIs) should be treated for 3 to 6 days with oral antibiotics. This duration provides better short-term outcomes than 1-day therapy and has long-term outcomes equivalent to 7- to 14-day therapy. (SOR B, based on a systematic review of heterogeneous RCTs.)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/7873

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