• UTI prophylaxis increases likelihood of multidrug-resistant infection

    7 monthes ago - By Healio

    Children with vesicoureteral reflux, a condition in which urine flows backward from the bladder to the kidneys, are at increased risk for urinary tract infections; however, those who receive prophylaxis are 6.4 times more likely to develop multidrug-resistant infections, according to a recent meta-analysis.
    “Children being treated with prolonged administration of antibiotics have been found to have an increased risk of resistance,” Rachel E. Selekman, MD, a urology clinical fellow at the University of California, San Francisco, and colleagues wrote. “In addition to causing
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