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Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections in the Elderly: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Published on: February 3, 2015
Project Number: RB0788-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Drug
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the comparative clinical effectiveness of long-term antibiotic prophylaxis and treatment of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in the elderly?
  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the management of UTIs with antibiotics in the elderly?

Key Message

Two evidence-based guidelines regarding the management of UTIs with antibiotics in the elderly were identified.

Tags

aged, antibiotic prophylaxis, cystitis, geriatrics, urinary tract infections, aged, 80 and over, UTI, UTIs, Senior, Seniors, prophylactic, prophylactics, prophylaxis, 80 and over