Published online by Cambridge University Press: 01 March 2019
Among 300 advanced cancer patients with potential urinary tract infection (UTI), 19 had symptomatic UTI. Among remaining patients (n = 281), 21% had asymptomatic bacteriuria or candiduria, and 14% received inappropriate therapy for 279 antimicrobial days. Bacteriuria or candiduria predicted antimicrobial therapy. At 10,000 to <100,000 CFU/mL, the incidence rate ratio [IRR] was 16.9 (95% confidence interval [CI], 6.0–47.2), and at ≥100,000 CFU/mL, the IRR was 27.9 (95% CI, 10.9–71.2).
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PREVIOUS PRESENTATION: This work was presented in part in the session on Antimicrobial Stewardship: Special Populations (presentation #248) at IDWeek 2018, on October 4, 2018, in San Francisco, California.