Title

Asymptomatic microscopic hematuria in women requires separate guidelines

Author Department

Ob/Gyn

Document Type

Article, Peer-reviewed

Publication Date

2-2013

Abstract

The guidelines recently updated by the American Urological Association for the evaluation of asymptomatic microscopic hematuria (AMH) are based on data derived predominantly from men. They cannot be reliably applied to females as the epidemiology of AMH is gender dependent. The research on women in this area has been limited. It is incumbent on the experts in the field of female pelvic medicine to advance the science and develop management algorithms for AMH in women.

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