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Reaffirmation of the 2004 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement about screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria in adults.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force did a targeted literature search for evidence on the benefits and harms of screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnant women, nonpregnant women, and men.
Screen for asymptomatic bacteriuria with urine culture in pregnant women at 12 to 16 weeks' gestation or at the first prenatal visit, if later. (Grade A recommendation.)
Do not screen for asymptomatic bacteriuria in men and nonpregnant women. (Grade D recommendation.)
Screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria in adults: clinical summary of a U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation.
For the full recommendation statement and supporting documents, please go to www.preventiveservices.ahrq.gov.
Table 1. What the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Grades Mean and Suggestions for Practice
Table 2. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Levels of Certainty Regarding Net Benefit
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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Adults: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Reaffirmation Recommendation Statement. Ann Intern Med. ;149:43–47. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-149-1-200807010-00009
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2008;149(1):43-47.
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