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dc.contributor.author Rodgers, K
dc.contributor.author Nicolle, LE
dc.contributor.author McIntyre, M
dc.contributor.author Harding, GKM
dc.contributor.author Hoban, D
dc.contributor.author Murray, D
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-09T20:06:29Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-09T20:06:29Z
dc.date.issued 1991-1-1
dc.identifier.citation K Rodgers, LE Nicolle, M McIntyre, GKM Harding, D Hoban, and D Murray, “Pyuria in Institutionalized Elderly Subjects,” Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 142-146, 1991. doi:10.1155/1991/139202
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/1991/139202
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/31493
dc.description.abstract Two hundred and forty-three urine specimens from 76 elderly institutionalized residents were obtained for urine culture, quantitative leukocyte count and urinalysis. Significant bacteriuria was present in 153 specimens (63%), including 33 (22%) with more than one organism. Pyuria (greater than or equal to 10 leukocytes/mm3) was present in 214 specimens (88%), including 116 (97%) with single organism bacteriuria, 27 (82%) with multiple organism bacteriuria, and 71 (80%) without significant bacteriuria. The leukocyte esterase test had a positive predictive value of 99% for pyuria but a negative predictive value of only 30%. The quantitative level of pyuria was associated with the level of proteinuria and inversely with pH. A relatively constant level of pyuria tended to persist over months to years in a given individual if bacteriuria persisted. Pyuria is significantly associated with bacteriuria in the institutionalized elderly, but is also common in the nonbacteriuric. The clinical significance of pyuria requires further assessment.
dc.title Pyuria in Institutionalized Elderly Subjects
dc.type Journal Article
dc.language.rfc3066 en
dc.description.version Peer Reviewed
dc.rights.holder Copyright © 1991 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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