Letters UTI in primary care

Midstream urine sampling is still helpful

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c1859 (Published 01 April 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1859
  1. Shalom J Srirangam, consultant urological surgeon1,
  2. Daniela Bondin, FY2 in urology1
  1. 1Royal Blackburn Hospital, Blackburn, Lancashire BB2 3HH
  1. sjsrirangam{at}yahoo.co.uk

    On the basis of Little and colleagues’ study of five different approaches in managing urinary tract infections in primary care,1 Mangin concludes that testing midstream urine samples is unhelpful and expensive.2 However, the study recruited 309 patients from 62 practices over two years, with an average of fewer than three …

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