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Prophylactic treatments for recurrent urinary tract infections

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Prof. María Fernanda Lorenzo Gómez, University of Salamanca, Spain
EAU 2021
Different prophylaxis protocols against recurrent urinary tract infections (RUTI) are available and have proven to be effective. A prospective, multicentre, observational study demonstrated some noteworthy relationships between the clinical profile and the prophylactic treatment chosen [1]. Prof. María Fernanda Lorenzo Gómez (University of Salamanca, Spain) and colleagues evaluated approximately 1,600 adult women who received prophylaxis against RUTI within 1 year. Each doctor could freely assign any prophylactic treatment following the recommendations of the EAU Guidelines on Urinary Tract Infections in shared decision-making with the patient. The objective was to identify the distribution of clinical profiles associated with several prophylaxis protocols against RUTI. Based on treatment choices, patients were stratified into 3 study groups: Group A (n=444) received conventional antibiotic prophylaxis, namely ciprofloxacin, fosfomycin...

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