Urinary Tract Infection

Ann Intern Med. 2017 Oct 3;167(7):ITC49-ITC64. doi: 10.7326/AITC201710030.


Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common in both inpatient and outpatient settings. This article provides an evidence-based, clinically relevant overview of management of UTIs, including screening, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Conditions covered include acute cystitis (both uncomplicated and complicated), catheter-associated UTI, and asymptomatic bacteriuria in both women and men.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Hospitalization
  • Humans
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Quality of Health Care
  • Referral and Consultation
  • Risk Factors
  • Secondary Prevention
  • Treatment Failure
  • Urinary Tract Infections* / diagnosis
  • Urinary Tract Infections* / drug therapy
  • Urinary Tract Infections* / etiology
  • Urinary Tract Infections* / prevention & control


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents