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Clinical Management of Complicated Urinary Tract Infection

Edited by Ahmad Nikibakhsh

Urmia University, Iran

Complicated urinary tract infections (cUTIs) are a major cause of hospital admissions and are associated with significant morbidity and health care costs. Knowledge of baseline risk of urinary tract infection can help clinicians make informed diagnostic and therapeutic decisions. Prevalence rates of UTI vary by age, gender, race, and other predisposing risk factors. In this regard, this book provides comprehensive information on etiology, epidemiology, immunology, pathology, pathogenic mechanisms, symptomatology, investigation and management of urinary tract infection. Chapters cover common problems in urinary tract infection and put emphasis on the importance of making a correct clinical decision and choosing the appropriate therapeutic approach. Topics are organized to address all of the major complicated conditions frequently seen in urinary tract infection. The authors have paid particular attention to urological problems like the outcome of patients with vesicoureteric reflux, the factors affecting renal scarring, obstructive uropathy, voiding dysfunction and catheter associated problems. This book will be indispensable for all professionals involved in the medical care of patients with urinary tract infection.

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Clinical Management of Complicated Urinary Tract InfectionEdited by Ahmad Nikibakhsh

Published: September 6th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/894

ISBN: 978-953-307-393-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6472-2

Copyright year: 2011

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104124 Total Chapter Downloads

17 Crossref Citations

23 Web of Science Citations

49 Dimensions Citations


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1. Epidemiology and Control of Urinary Tract Infections in Intensive Care Patients

By Antonella Agodi and Martina Barchitta


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2. The Changing Epidemiology of Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamases (ESBL) Infections of the Urinary Tract Focusing on Clinical Resistance and Therapeutic Options

By Suresh J. Antony


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3. Extended Characterization of Human Uropathogenic Escherichia coli Isolates from Slovenia

By Marjanca Starčič Erjavec and Darja Žgur-Bertok


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4. Current Understanding of Streptococcal Urinary Tract Infection

By Chee Keong Tan, Alison J Carey, Deepak Ipe and Glen C Ulett


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5. Chlamydia Trachomatis in Non-Specific Urethritis

By Okoror Lawrence


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6. Catheters and Infections

By S. Siracusano, S. Ciciliato, G. Ollandini and F. Visalli


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7. The Pathogenesis of Urinary Tract Infections

By Niall F. Davis and Hugh D. Flood


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8. Urinary Tract Immunology

By Kelesidis Theodoros


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9. Biofilm and Urogenital Infections

By Peter Tenke, Bela Koves, Karoly Nagy, Shinya Uehara, Hiromi Kumon, Scott J. Hultgren, Chia Hung and Werner Mendling


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10. Biofilm Formation in Uropathogenic Escherichia coli Strains: Relationship with Urovirulence Factors and Antimicrobial Resistance

By Sara M. Soto, Francesc Marco, Elisabet Guiral and Jordi Vila


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11. Rheumatoid Arthritis is Caused by Asymptomatic Proteus Urinary Tract Infections

By Taha Rashid and Alan Ebringer


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12. Infected Urinary Stones, Endotoxins and Urosepsis

By Joel Gustavo Gómez-Núñez, Ulises M. Alvarez, Francisco Fernández, Jorge Gutiérrez-Aceves, Luz María López-Marín and Achim M. Loske


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13. Chronic Prostatitis / Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome

By Nikhil Vasdev and Andrew C Thorpe


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14. Transposition of Distal Urethra in Female Patients with Recurrent Lower UTI Associated with Sexual Intercourse

By Natalia Sumerova, Dmitry Pushkar and Mikhail Gvozdev


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15. Nosocomial Urinary Tract Infections

By Sonia Isabel Cuervo Maldonado and Jorge Alberto Cortés Luna


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16. The Prevention and Treatment of Penile Prosthesis Infections

By Bela Koves, Peter Tenke and Karoly Nagy


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17. The Role of Calgranulins in Urinary Tract Infection

By Leticia Reyes, Ayman B. Allam, Benjamin K. Canales and Mary B. Brown


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18. Effect Investigation of Aqueous Cranberry (Vaccinium arctostaphylos L.) Extract in Accompanied with Antibiotics on Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) Created by Escherichia coli in Vitro

By Avat (Arman) Taherpour and Arezou Taherpour


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19. Urinary Tract Infection in Children

By Hsiao-Wen Chen


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