Is a dipstick test sufficient to exclude urinary tract infection in women with overactive bladder?
Summary of "Is a dipstick test sufficient to exclude urinary tract infection in women with overactive bladder?"
A dipstick test is recommended to screen for urinary tract infection in patients with overactive bladder (OAB). It was the aim of this study to test if a dipstick test is sufficient to identify patients with urinary tract infection attending a urological private practice because of OAB.
All patients who attended the practice because of OAB symptoms were routinely catheterized; a urine specimen was tested with dipstick, the spun sediment was examined microscopically, and the specimen was sent for microbiological examination.
Two thousand two hundred fifty-two patients were examined. Of 1,754 patients with negative dipstick screening, 353 patients (20.1%) had growth of ≥10(3) colony forming units. The dipstick test had a sensitivity of 0.442 and a specificity of 0.865 for the correct identification of urinary tract infection.
Dipstick screening is not sufficient to identify patients with urinary tract infection and symptoms of OAB.
, Berlin, Germany.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: International urogynecology journal and pelvic floor dysfunction
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20838986
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00192-010-1263-5
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