Search for dissertations about: "leukocyte esterase"

Found 2 swedish dissertations containing the words leukocyte esterase.

  1. 1. Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in the Elderly

    Author : Nils Rodhe; Lars Englund; Kurt Svärdsudd; Sigvard Mölstad; Anders Baerheim; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; family practice; aged 80 and over; E. coli; bacteriuria; urinary tract infections; urinary incontinence; leukocyte esterase; cytokines; Family medicine; Allmänmedicin;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis was to explore the features of asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) in elderly people living in the community, and to seek diagnostic tools to discriminate between ASB and symptomatic urinary tract infection (UTI). All men and women aged 80 and over living in an urban district of Falun, Sweden, were invited to participate. READ MORE

  2. 2. Diagnostic aspects of urinary tract infections among elderly residents of nursing homes

    Author : Pär-Daniel Sundvall; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : Bacteriuria; Nursing Homes; Homes for the Aged; Urinary Tract Infections; Predictive Value of Tests; Dipstick Urinalysis; Interleukin-6; Drug Resistance; Bacterial.;

    Abstract : ABSTRACT Background: Up to half the residents of nursing homes for the elderly have asymptomatic bacteriuria (ABU), which should not be treated with antibiotics. Thus, it is difficult to know if new symptoms in residents with bacteriuria are caused by urinary tract infection (UTI), or if bacteriuria only represents an ABU. READ MORE