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Predicting bacteriuria in urogynecology patients.
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2005 May; 192(5):1376-8.AJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

This study was undertaken to determine whether reagent strip testing can predict bacteriuria in urogynecology patients.

STUDY DESIGN

All women undergoing urodynamic evaluations from June 1997 to October 2001 were identified by using a computerized database. Urine culture results were compared with reagent strip testing. Significant bacteriuria was defined as greater than 10(5) colony-forming units per milliliter.

RESULTS

Bacteriuria prevalence was 8.6% (n = 51). Sensitivity and specificity of nitrites were 0.51, (95% CI, 0.31-0.66) and 0.991, (95% CI, 0.974-0.998), respectively. Blood had a lower sensitivity (0.35, 95% CI, 0.20-0.54) and specificity (0.80, 95% CI, 0.75-0.84). Leukocyte esterase was similar to blood with a sensitivity of 0.28 (95% CI, 0.14-0.45) and specificity of 0.83 (95% CI, 0.78-0.87). No combination of tests offered improved sensitivity or specificity over nitrites alone.

CONCLUSION

Nitrite dipstick testing has excellent specificity for bacteriuria in urogynecologic patients. These results support the treatment of women with positive nitrites who are preparing to undergo urodynamics without obtaining culture.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Evaluation Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15902113

Citation

Rahn, David D., et al. "Predicting Bacteriuria in Urogynecology Patients." American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 192, no. 5, 2005, pp. 1376-8.
Rahn DD, Boreham MK, Allen KE, et al. Predicting bacteriuria in urogynecology patients. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2005;192(5):1376-8.
Rahn, D. D., Boreham, M. K., Allen, K. E., Nihira, M. A., & Schaffer, J. I. (2005). Predicting bacteriuria in urogynecology patients. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 192(5), 1376-8.
Rahn DD, et al. Predicting Bacteriuria in Urogynecology Patients. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2005;192(5):1376-8. PubMed PMID: 15902113.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Predicting bacteriuria in urogynecology patients. AU - Rahn,David D, AU - Boreham,Muriel K, AU - Allen,Katrina E, AU - Nihira,Mikio A, AU - Schaffer,Joseph I, PY - 2005/5/20/pubmed PY - 2005/6/25/medline PY - 2005/5/20/entrez SP - 1376 EP - 8 JF - American journal of obstetrics and gynecology JO - Am J Obstet Gynecol VL - 192 IS - 5 N2 - OBJECTIVE: This study was undertaken to determine whether reagent strip testing can predict bacteriuria in urogynecology patients. STUDY DESIGN: All women undergoing urodynamic evaluations from June 1997 to October 2001 were identified by using a computerized database. Urine culture results were compared with reagent strip testing. Significant bacteriuria was defined as greater than 10(5) colony-forming units per milliliter. RESULTS: Bacteriuria prevalence was 8.6% (n = 51). Sensitivity and specificity of nitrites were 0.51, (95% CI, 0.31-0.66) and 0.991, (95% CI, 0.974-0.998), respectively. Blood had a lower sensitivity (0.35, 95% CI, 0.20-0.54) and specificity (0.80, 95% CI, 0.75-0.84). Leukocyte esterase was similar to blood with a sensitivity of 0.28 (95% CI, 0.14-0.45) and specificity of 0.83 (95% CI, 0.78-0.87). No combination of tests offered improved sensitivity or specificity over nitrites alone. CONCLUSION: Nitrite dipstick testing has excellent specificity for bacteriuria in urogynecologic patients. These results support the treatment of women with positive nitrites who are preparing to undergo urodynamics without obtaining culture. SN - 0002-9378 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15902113/Predicting_bacteriuria_in_urogynecology_patients_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -