Ah!!! We have a controversy!!! the only CLEAR time to treat bacteriuria alone is in PREGNANT women.
The confusion: Urologic procedures such as trans-urethral resection of the prostate (TURP) or urologic procedures with BLEEDING.
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Says NO
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) says YES
Who to believe? Generally,the questions do not come out of specialty organizations. they come from objective third parties like the USPSTF which have NO financial or business connections. they just look at evidence.
So, the bottom line answer is NO.
This panel is one that is REALLY cool! No manipulation No bullshit.
This is the sort of thing that some nutters are screaming about. It is what they call a ‘Death panel’ or HORROR!!!!! Do you want ‘the government’ to decide?
PPS, you see, it is what has been already done for years, it is what we WANT objective people with no corporate or profit motive.
Tags: Asymptomatic Bacteriuria