Antibiotics have long been the standard of care for treatment of urinary tract infections (UTI). However, UTI may be successfully managed without antibiotics, thereby reducing unnecessary contributions to antibiotic resistance. We proposed to compare outcomes (e.g., pyelonephritis, sepsis, GI distress/ diarrhea) in individuals with UTI treated with and without antibiotics, controlling for potential confounders (infection severity, patient age, comorbidities, other medications, etc).
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