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Recent Advances in the Field of Urinary Tract Infections

Edited by Thomas Nelius

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, United States of America

Urinary tract infections (UTI) continue to be under the most common bacterial infections worldwide. Diagnostic and treatment have substantial financial burden on society. In the USA, UTIs are responsible for more than 7 million physician visits annually and about 15% of all community-prescribed antibiotics in the USA are dispensed for UTIs. About 50% of women will experience at least one UTI episode during lifetime, about 1 million emergency department visits due to UTI in the USA alone, resulting in more than 100 000 hospital admissions annually, most often for pyelonephritis. Moreover, UTIs are also the leading cause of hospital-acquired infections, accounting for approximately 40% of all such cases. The majority of these cases are catheter-associated. Therefore, nosocomial UTIs comprise perhaps the largest institutional reservoir for nosocomial antibiotic-resistant pathogens. Beside the economic impact, UTIs affect also significantly the quality of life of the affected population. The aim of this book is to highlight problematic aspects and recent advances in the field of UTIs. The book is divided in three parts.

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Recent Advances in the Field of Urinary Tract InfectionsEdited by Thomas Nelius

Published: July 10th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/46044

ISBN: 978-953-51-1180-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7174-4

Copyright year: 2013

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22307 Total Chapter Downloads

7 Crossref Citations

12 Web of Science Citations

29 Dimensions Citations


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1. Prevention of Urinary Tract Infections in the Outpatient and Inpatient Settings

By Leslie Kammire


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2. Prevention of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections

By Ioannis Efthimiou and Kostadinos Skrepetis


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3. Problem of Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections in Sub–Saharan Africa

By Mohamed Labib and Nenad Spasojevic


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4. Role of Bacterial Biofilms in Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) and Strategies for Their Control

By Mary Anne Roshni Amalaradjou and Kumar Venkitanarayanan


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5. Developments Regarding Dysfunctional Voiding and Urinary Tract Infections in Children

By Yusuf Kibar and Faysal Gok


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6. Functional Anatomy of the Vesicoureteric Junction: Implication on the Management of VUR/ UTI

By Vivian Yee-Fong Leung and Winnie Chiu-Wing Chu


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7. Genetic Factors Underlying Susceptibility to Acute Pyelonephritis and Post-infectious Renal Damage

By Maja Zivkovic, Ljiljana Stojkovic, Brankica Spasojevic-Dimitrijeva, Mirjana Kostic and Aleksandra Stankovic


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8. Immune-Based Treatment Strategies for Patients with Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections – Where Are We?

By Thomas Nelius, Christopher Winter, Julia Willingham and Stephanie Filleur


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