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Antibiotics for 7 days or less may be appropriate for men with uncomplicated UTIs

KEY POINT

An observational study published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases showed that a longer duration of antibiotic use (>7 d) in men with urinary tract infections (UTIs) was not associated with a reduced risk of UTI recurrence, suggesting that shorter treatment durations may be appropriate for this patient population.

SOURCES

Germanos GJ, et al. No clinical benefit to treating male urinary tract infection longer than seven days: an outpatient database study. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019;[Epub ahead of print].

Schaeffer AJ, et al. Urinary tract infections in older men. N Eng J Med. 2016;374(6):562–71.