IDSA: Drugs for Urinary Tract Infections
the MPR take:
New guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and its European counterpart regarding antimicrobials for treating uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTIs) in non-pregnant women addresses fluoroquinolone-resistant uropathogens. As first-line treatment for uncomplicated cystitis, fluoroquinolones should not be used as empirical treatment; for uncomplicated pyelonephritis, ciprofloxacin or levofloxacin are suitable. No recommendations for treatment of complicated UTIs were made in the new guidelines.
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