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Recent Advances in the Field of Urinary Tract Infections

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

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1 Crossref Citations

5 Web of Science Citations

16 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

2299

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

By Mohamed Labib and Nenad Spasojevic

1509

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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

2021

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

By Yusuf Kibar and Faysal Gok

1225

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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

2249

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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

1072

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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

1614

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