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