WILLIAM J. MROCZEK, M.D., MC
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To the editor: In the study by Shapiro, Sapira, and Scheib (Ann Intern Med 74:861-868, 1971) of the development of bacteriuria in a hypertensive population, there were limitations in the interpretation of the results because of the design of the study and the methods used. The authors readily admitted to these limitations in their paper. It is imperative, however, that additional information be provided for intelligent analysis of the findings.
The control patients were matched for age, sex, race, and duration of follow-up, but there is no mention that they were matched by initial blood pressure (without medication) or by
MROCZEK WJ. Risk Factors in Bacteriuria. Ann Intern Med. ;75:805–806. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-75-5-805
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;75(5):805-806.
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