Nancy E. Reid, MHA, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA
Urinary tract infections and recurrent urinary tract infections (rUTIs) are common amongst postmenopausal patients and embody morbidity and decreased quality of life. Traditionally, rUTIs have been treated with antimicrobials. An antimicrobial alternative is vaginal estrogen therapy (VET). Clinicians can help their postmenopausal patients mitigate rUTIs as well as help reduce other genitourinary symptoms of menopause. This review article will discuss the realm of rUTI in postmenopausal patients, the effects of estrogen deficiency, the benefits of VET, non-rUTI beneficial effects of VET, and concise information for patient management.
Walker W. Vaginal Estrogen Therapy for Management and Prophylaxis of Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections in Postmenopausal Patients. Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science. 2022; 4(4).
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