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MEDINA FERRER, Rosina; FERRER COSME, Belkis; CLARES POCHET, María del Carmen  and  DOMINGUEZ CARDOSA, Magda. Characteristic of urine sediment in patients with urine infection. MEDISAN [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.9, pp.1392-1398. ISSN 1029-3019.

A descriptive and observational study of 56 patients with repeated urine infections who were attended at the Clinical Laboratory from "Saturnino Lora Torres" Clinical Surgical Teaching Provincial Hospital in Santiago de Cuba, coming from the rooms and outpatients department from the Specialties Polyclinic in this institution was carried out from June, 2010 to May, 2011, to determine the characteristics of urine sediment previous to the diagnosis and after treatment by means of 2 techniques: cyturia and Addis count. Female sex and ages from 20 to 51 years prevailed in the series, and in both tests the pathological variations of the urinary sediment of most affected patients coincided. However, after therapy, the positive result in sedimentation persisted in 100% of the samples analyzed through Addis count, although with an ostensible improvement of it.

Keywords : urinary infection; urine sediment; clinical laboratory; cyturia; Addis count; secondary health care.

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