Letters Ibuprofen v fosfomycin for uncomplicated urinary tract infection

Authors’ reply to Al-Wali and Hughes

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i415 (Published 28 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i415
  1. Guido Schmiemann, senior researcher in primary care and epidemiology1,
  2. Ildikó Gágyor, senior researcher in primary care2
  1. 1Institute for Public Health and Nursing Research, Department for Health Services Research, University of Bremen, 28359 Bremen, Germany
  2. 2Department of General Practice, University Medical Centre Göttingen, 37073 Göttingen, Germany
  1. schmiemann{at}uni-bremen.de

We agree with Al-Wali and Hughes that if an antibiotic treatment approach is taken, the choice of first line antibiotic should take the emergence of resistance into account.1 2

We chose fosfomycin as the comparator in our study because:

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