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Table of Contents Urinary tract infection (UTI) and corresponding inflammatory conditions:
- Lower urinary tract
- Upper urinary tract
Urethritis is inflammation of the urethra. The most common symptom is dysuria (painful urination), followed by urethral discharge / genital discharge. For treatment purposes, it is classified in two categories: In the UK, Non-specific urethritis (NSU) may be used to mean that either gonorrhoea alone, or both gonorrhoea and chlamydia has been ruled out.
- In men, it is rare. But when it happens in sexually active men, it is frequently caused by STD.
- In women, it is frequently caused by Escherichia coli originating from the anus.
Cystitis is inflammation of the bladder.
Lower UTI symptoms are UTI treatment is usually with antibiotics like trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole
(of HIV/STD/pregnancy), and what you can do before and after exposure.
Randomized Intervention for Children with VesicoureReflux (RIVUR) Study: A New Look at an Old Question? Commentary on Antimicrobial Prophylaxis for Children With Vesicoureteral Reflux
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:39:39 +0100 | Urology
This multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled study was designed to evaluate the effect for long-term prophylactic antibiotics in the prevention of recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) and its consequences in children with vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). (Source: Urology)
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:39:04 +0100 | Urology
We appreciate the thoughtful comments on our study. The impetus for the study was the recommendation in the 2011 American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines that ultrasonography be used to select those patients who should undergo voiding cystourethrography (VCU) after a first urinary tract infection (UTI). We all had anecdotal experience with cases of grade IV and V reflux associated with normal sonograms, but this observation had not been studied systematically. (Source: Urology)
Definitive ureteroscopy and intracorporeal lithotripsy in treatment of ureteral calculi during pregnancy
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 | Arab Journal of Urology
Conclusions Definitive ureteroscopy, even with intracorporeal pneumatic lithotripsy, is an effective and safe treatment for pregnant women with obstructing ureteric calculi. It has a better outcome and is more satisfactory for the patients than a temporary JJ stent. (Source: Arab Journal of Urology)
Creating a Physician-Led Quality Imperative
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 | American Journal of Medical Quality
To emerge from a significant quality crisis, hospital administration recognized the need for physician leadership to drive improvements. A framework is presented for a physician-led Quality Summit to select best practice initiatives for implementation over 1 year. Results demonstrated statistically significant reductions in ventilator-associated pneumonia, decreasing from the first quarter 2009 baseline of 8.34 per 1000 ventilator days to 3.32 per 1000 ventilator days in second quarter 2010 (P = .0055). During the same time frame, catheter-associated urinary tract infections decreased from 4.35 per 1000 catheter days to 0.98 per 1000 catheter days (P = .0438), and severe sepsis/septic shock mortality declined from 33% to 13% (P = .0084). The customized World Health Organization Surgical Sa...
Pseudo-Outbreak of Oxa-23-Mediated Carbapenem-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in Urinary Tract Infections Caused by an Automated Urine Analyzer
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:26:11 +0100 | Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol Latest Issue
Assaf Mizrahi, PharmD; Thierry Lambert, PharmD, PhD; Barbara Vidal, MD; Carine Couzigou, MD; Jean Claude Nguyen Van, PharmD; Alban Le Monnier, PharmD, PhD
Redefining the National Healthcare Safety Network’s Definition of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections: The Hazard of Including Candida Species
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:26:09 +0100 | Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol Latest Issue
Darcy Wooten, MD, MS; Jenifer Ramsey, RN, BSN, PHN; Loren G. Miller, MD, MPH
Analyzing the necessity of prophylactic antibiotic usage in laparoscopy for uncomplicated gynecologic conditions in Sri Lanka
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 | Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
ConclusionAntibiotics prophylaxis was not able to achieve statistically significant reduction in postoperative febrile or infective morbidity in laparoscopic gynecologic surgery for benign uncomplicated conditions. (Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research)
Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Simple Anatomic Prostatectomy.
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:25:09 +0100 | The Urologic Clinics of North America
This article describes techniques for robotic-assisted laparoscopic simple anatomic prostatectomy in a step-by-step manner.
Re: Cost-Effectiveness of Cranberry Capsules to Prevent Urinary Tract Infection in Long-Term Care Facilities: Economic Evaluation with a Randomized Controlled Trial
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 | The Journal of Urology
W. B. van den Hout, M. A. Caljouw, H. Putter, H. J. Cools and J. Gussekloo (Source: The Journal of Urology)
Re: Effectiveness of Cranberry Capsules to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections in Vulnerable Older Persons: A Double-Blind Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial in Long-Term Care Facilities
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 | The Journal of Urology
M. A. Caljouw, W. B. van den Hout, H. Putter, W. P. Achterberg, H. J. Cools and J. Gussekloo (Source: The Journal of Urology)