Urinary tract infections (UTI) were among the leading indications for seeking healthcare and using antimicrobials in the community and hospital settings. The Philippine Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Management of Urinary Tract Infections in Adults were first published in 1998 and revised in 2004 to provide primary care physicians and specialists with evidence-based recommendations on the care of patients with UTI. The current guidelines further updated the recommendations following an extensive review of more recent literature. This was the first time that the GRADE (Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation) system was used to develop guidelines in infectious diseases in the country. The outputs were consensus recommendations of a panel of clinicians convened by the Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (PSMID) in collaboration with the Philippine Obstetric and Gynecological Society (POGS), Philippine Society of Nephrology (PSN), Philippine Academy of Family Physicians (PAFP), and Philippine Urological Association (PUA).
The focus of the guidelines was on diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of UTI in adults and consists of two parts:
Part One – Acute Uncomplicated UTI and UTI in Pregnancy
CPG UTI 2013 uncomplicated part1