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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
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