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Letters UTI in women

Consider telemedical management

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 16 March 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1464
  1. Eva Blozik, senior researcher,
  2. Carsten Sommer-Meyer, senior medical officer,
  3. Manuela Cerezo, teleprescription manager,
  4. Jan von Overbeck, chief medical officer
  1. 1Swiss Centre for Telemedicine MEDGATE, 4020 Basel, Switzerland
  1. eva.blozik{at}

    Little and colleagues showed that empirical antibiotic prescription (delayed or immediate) in patients with uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UUTI) was effective and safe, comparable to an approach with preceding urine diagnostics.1

    In our centre we use an alternative approach.2 Women aged 18-65 with symptoms of UUTI present for less than seven days and …

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