UTI and PE link: causal, confounded or spurious?

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UTI and PE link: causal, confounded or spurious?

Postby caryn » Sat Apr 05, 2008 09:04 pm

Although the relationship between UTI and preeclampsia has been demonstrated in studies with various designs, carried-out in a variety of settings, the nature of this association is unclear. By taking into account timeline, dose-response effects, treatment influences, and potential confounders, as well as by neutralizing potential biases, future studies may be able to clarify the relationship between UTI and preeclampsia by determining if it is causal, confounded, or spurious.


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