BURIS R. BOSHELL, M.D.; JAY P. SANFORD, M.D.
Early, accurate diagnosis and adequate therapy are important in the management of urinary tract infections,1, 2, 3, 4 which often progress to chronic pyelonephritis, with the development of uremia or hypertension in the later stages. Minor symptoms or minimal pyuria is often the only clinical finding in the presence of serious infection.1, 2, 3 Bacteriologic evaluation of patients with seemingly insignificant symptoms is thus important, if it can be done without hazard. The commonly accepted technic for obtaining urine for culture from female patients involves the use of bladder catheterization. It has been widely appreciated that catheterization per se carries
BOSHELL BR, SANFORD JP. A SCREENING METHOD FOR THE EVALUATION OF URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS IN FEMALE PATIENTS WITHOUT CATHETERIZATION*†. Ann Intern Med. 1958;48:1040–1045. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-48-5-1040
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;48(5):1040-1045.
Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Urinary Tract Infection, Urological Disorders.
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