Which patients should be considered for outpatient treatment of pyelonephritis during pregnancy?

Updated: Aug 17, 2021
  • Author: Raisa O Platte, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Strict guidelines for an observation period before ED discharge, patient education, and home nursing have been discussed. In addition, approximately two thirds of the outpatient treatment group did not complete the study because the subjects developed 1 or more complications. [30] If outpatient therapy is considered, only selected patients in their second trimester should be considered. More study is necessary before a change in the physician’s practice pattern is considered.


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