What can be learned from a clinical trial of standard vs expanded cultures to diagnose UTI

“What was surprising to us was that in both arms, about a third of the women really didn't have a urinary tract infection,” says Elizabeth R. Mueller, MD, MSME.

In this video, Elizabeth R. Mueller, MD, MSME, shares the take-home message from the Journal of Urology study, “A Randomized Clinical Trial of Standard Versus Expanded Cultures to Diagnose Urinary Tract Infections in Women,” for which she served as a study author. Mueller is a professor of urology and obstetrics/gynecology and division director of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois.