Delirium in older adults

Authors’ reply to Ninan

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3063 (Published 15 May 2013)
Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3063

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  1. Edison I O Vidal, assistant professor1,
  2. Fernanda B Fukushima, assistant professor2,
  3. Adriana P Valle, associate professor1,
  4. Ana Teresa A R Cerqueira, associate professor3,
  5. Paulo J F Villas Boas, associate professor1
  1. 1Internal Medicine Department, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), 18618-970 , Botucatu, SP, Brazil
  2. 2Anesthesiology Department, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), 18618-970, Botucatu, SP, Brazil
  3. 3Neurology, Psychiatric and Psychology Department, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), 18618-970, Botucatu, SP, Brazil
  1. eiovidal{at}fmb.unesp.br

We agree with Ninan that urinary tract infections (UTIs) are often overdiagnosed in older people and that too often asymptomatic bacteriuria is treated with antibiotics.1 However, correctly …

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