International Urogynecology Journal

, Volume 30, Issue 2, pp 335–336 | Cite as

Guidelines for patients with acute uncomplicated cystitis may not be a paper tiger: a call for its implementation in clinical routine

  • Matthias MayEmail author
  • Martin Schostak
  • Steffen Lebentrau
  • MR2- study group
Letter to the Editor



We would like to thank Maximilian Burger, Sabine Brookman-May, Hans-Martin Fritsche, Christian Gilfrich, Philipp J. Spachmann, and Florian Wagenlehner representing the MR2 study group as well as all colleagues at the participating hospitals for their support.


This study did not receive any external funds.

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Conflicts of interest



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthias May
    • 1
    Email author
  • Martin Schostak
    • 2
  • Steffen Lebentrau
    • 3
  • MR2- study group
  1. 1.Department of UrologySt. Elisabeth-Hospital StraubingStraubingGermany
  2. 2.Department of Urology and Pediatric UrologyMagdeburg University Medical Center, Otto von Guericke UniversityMagdeburgGermany
  3. 3.Department of UrologyBrandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane, Ruppiner KlinikenNeuruppinGermany

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