Infection

, Volume 46, Issue 2, pp 281–282 | Cite as

Is bacteremia the decisive factor for the duration of antimicrobial therapy in bacteremic urinary tract infections?

  • Stamatis Karakonstantis
  • Dafni Korela
  • Dimitra Kalemaki
Correspondence

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

References

  1. 1.
    Nelson AN, Justo JA, Bookstaver PB, Kohn J, Albrecht H, Al-Hasan MN. Optimal duration of antimicrobial therapy for uncomplicated gram-negative bloodstream infections. Infection. 2017;45:613–20.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Eliakim-Raz N, Yahav D, Paul M, Leibovici L. Duration of antibiotic treatment for acute pyelonephritis and septic urinary tract infection—7 days or less versus longer treatment: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2013;68:2183–91.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    van Nieuwkoop C, van der Starre WE, Stalenhoef JE, van Aartrijk AM, van der Reijden TJ, Vollaard AM, et al. Treatment duration of febrile urinary tract infection: a pragmatic randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled non-inferiority trial in men and women. BMC Med. 2017;15:70.CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Gupta K, Hooton TM, Naber KG, Wullt B, Colgan R, Miller LG, et al. International clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of acute uncomplicated cystitis and pyelonephritis in women: a 2010 update by the infectious diseases society of America and the European society for microbiology and infectious diseases. Clin Infect Dis. 2011;52:e103–20.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Fox MT, Melia MT, Same RG, Conley AT, Tamma PD. A seven-day course of TMP-SMX may be as effective as a seven-day course of ciprofloxacin for the treatment of pyelonephritis. Am J Med. 2017;130:842–5.CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.2nd Department of Internal MedicineGeneral Hospital of Heraklion “Venizeleio-Pananeio”HeraklionGreece
  2. 2.Clinic of Social and Family MedicineUniversity Hospital of HeraklionHeraklionGreece

Personalised recommendations