Antimicrobial prophylaxis v no prophylaxis for asymptomatic and symptomatic weekly rates of urinary tract infection in patients with acute and nonacute spinal cord dysfunction*

Injury/outcomeNumber of studiesControl group infection rates (95% CI)Change in weekly rate with treatment (CI) 1 infectionWeeks of prophylaxis to prevent
*NS = not significant. Other abbreviations defined in glossary.
Acute/asymptomatic60.52 (0.27 to 0.77)−0.27 (−0.40 to −0.15)3.7
Acute/symptomatic20.04 (0.00 to 0.09)−0.03 (−0.08 to 0.02)NS
Non-acute/asymptomatic60.33 (0.14 to 0.51)−0.06 (−0.12 to 0.00)NS
Non-acute/symptomatic40.07 (0.01 to 0.12)−0.04 (−0.11 to 0.04)NS