Chapter 9. Urinary Tract Infections

  1. Mark Loeb BSc, MD, MSc, FRCPC Professor2,3,
  2. Fiona Smaill MB, ChB, FRCPC Department Chair Professor of Pathology2 and
  3. Marek Smieja MD, DIP, MSc, PhD, FRCPC Associate Professor2,4
  1. Thomas Fekete MD Section Chief Professor of Medicine

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444301601.ch9

Evidence-Based Infectious Diseases, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Infectious Diseases, Second Edition

How to Cite

Fekete, T. (2009) Urinary Tract Infections, in Evidence-Based Infectious Diseases, Second Edition (eds M. Loeb, F. Smaill and M. Smieja), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444301601.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  2. 3

    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  3. 4

    Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Author Information

  1. Infectious Diseases, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 AUG 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170260

Online ISBN: 9781444301601

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Keywords:

  • urinary tract infections (UTI);
  • UTIs, common medical problem;
  • noninvasive diagnostic tests - microscopic analysis of urinary sediment and urine culture;
  • treatment guidelines - for telephone-based prescription strategies;
  • combining clinical features and urine testing for pyuria and nitrates;
  • other diagnostic testing;
  • therapy for ambulatory patients;
  • two important gram-positive uropathogens - of ambulatory women;
  • asymptomatic bacteriuria;
  • urinary tract infections in men

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Diagnosis

  • Therapy for the ambulatory patient

  • Prognosis

  • Pathogenesis

  • Follow-up

  • Asymptomatic bacteriuria

  • Prevention

  • Urinary tract infections in men

  • Severe and complex urinary tract infections

  • References