How long should antibiotic therapy be continued for an uncomplicated, symptomatic lower UTI in an elderly woman?
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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.)
Evidence Based Practice 13(6): 10-11.