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Routine screening and treatment for preoperative asymptomatic bacteriuria does not improve outcome

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Preoperative asymptomatic bacteriuria was associated with higher rates of postoperative urine cultures with bacteriuria among patients who underwent cardiac, orthopedic, and vascular surgical procedures and with 30-day surgical-site infection in patients who had a cardiac surgical procedure in a national cohort study of more than 60,000 veterans from the US reported in JAMA Surgery, online Dec. 12, 2018. The study also noted that active antimicrobial therapy with activity against the uropathogen was not
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