Table 1

Prophylaxis regimes for urinary tract infections in 1473 nursing home residents, number and proportions (%) of all residents and of residents with prophylaxis.

Number

% of all residents

% of residents with prophylaxis


Residents given prophylaxis for UTIs

269

18%

One agent

198

14%

74%

Two agents

63

4%

23%

Three or four agents

8

0.5%

3%

Agents used for prophylaxis

Methenamine

130

8.8%

48%

Vitamin C

87

5.9%

32%

Estrogens

81

5.5%

30%

Cranberry

28

1.9%

10%

Trimethoprim

13

0.9%

5%

Nitrofurantoin

10

0.7%

4%


Bergman et al. BMC Geriatrics 2011 11:69   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-11-69

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