Monday May 02, 2022

Recurrent UTIs—Prevention Without Antibiotics - Frankly Speaking Ep 274

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Overview: Recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) can be a frustrating problem for both patients and clinicians. Antibiotics are often used, but a prevailing concern is that the overuse of antibiotics may lead to more resistant bacteria. This podcast discusses methenamine hippurate as an important nonantibiotic alternative for UTI prophylaxis.

Episode resource links:

  • Harding C, Mossop H, Homer T, et al. Alternative to prophylactic antibiotics for the treatment of recurrent urinary tract infections in women: multicentre, open label, randomised, non-inferiority trial. BMJ. 2022 Mar 9;376:e068229. 


  • Lee BS, Bhuta T, Simpson JM, Craig JC. Methenamine hippurate for preventing urinary tract infections. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012;10(10):CD003265. Published 2012 Oct 17. 

Guest: Alan Ehrlich MD, FAAFP
Music Credit: Richard Onorato

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