October 21, 2014
Tests for Urinary Tract Infection in Nursing Home Residents
A nursing home resident in her 80s has a history of falls, cognitive impairment, and incontinence. In the past 2 years, she was thought to have a urinary tract infection (UTI) on 8 occasions and received antibiotic therapy 6 times. Symptoms that triggered an evaluation for UTI included increased confusion, urinary frequency, cloudy urine, lethargy, hallucinations, and falls.
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