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Urinary Tract Infections - the Imbalance Between the Pathogen Virulence and the Host Defense

Ran Pang

Guang’anmen Hospital

A leading expert in functional urology appointed the vice director of the urological department, Guang'anmen hospital, the member of the 7th international consultation of incontinence. He received the 2006 and 2011 Science and Technological Award from China Association of Chinese Medicine and the Chinese Association of Integrative Medicine respectively. Additionally, he was nominated as a winner of the Albert Nelson Lifetime Achievement award in 2017.

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Urinary Catheterization Bladder Outlet Obstruction Escherichia Coli Fimbrial Adhesion Bacterial Resistance Cystitis Pyelonephritis Urine Culture Antibiotics Complicated Urinary Infection Alternative Medicine Hormone Replacement Therapy

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Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common infectious diseases. It is estimated that half of the women suffer from at least one symptomatic UTI during their lifetime. The direct cause of UTI is the bacterial invasion of the urinary tract. Besides, some factors, such as urinary tract obstruction, indwelling catheterization, nephrolithiasis, and pregnant, may contribute to the occurrence of UTI. Despite the emergence of numerous new broad-spectrum antibiotics, management of UTI remains a challenge due to the formation of bacterial biofilm and the antibiotic resistance of bacteria. It is also a big issue of how to prevent the recurrence of UTI.

This book intends to provide the readers with a comprehensive overview of UTI, as well as the details in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of UTI. Not only will the current evidence be presented, but also the authors’ experience will be introduced, which may help the readers to understand UTI more deeply.

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Date completed: September 3rd 2020

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Expected publication date: April 19th 2021

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Ran Pang

Guang’anmen Hospital

Dr. Ran Pang is an associate professor of urology at Guang'anmen Hospital, where he has served since his residency there in 1998. After completing his residency training, he was accepted to a clinical fellowship with Peking University in 2005. Subsequently, he joined a research fellowship and visiting clinician program at Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA in 2010. Prior to his PhD, Dr. Pang participated in an urodynamic fellowship in Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. He received the 2006 and 2011 Science and Technological Award from China Association of Chinese Medicine and Chinese Association of Integrative Medicine respectively. Additionally, he was nominated as a winner of Albert Nelson Lifetime Achievement award in 2017.

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