Chapter 54. Urinary Tract Infections

  1. John T. Queenan MD Professor Chairman Emeritus2,
  2. John C. Hobbins MD Professor of Obstetrics3 and
  3. Catherine Y. Spong MD Chief4
  1. F. Gary Cunningham MD

Published Online: 30 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch54

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Cunningham, F. G. (2005) Urinary Tract Infections, in Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition (eds J. T. Queenan, J. C. Hobbins and C. Y. Spong), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch54

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 3257 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

  2. 3

    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4200 East 9th Avenue, B-198, Denver, CO 80262, USA

  3. 4

    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Center for Developmental Biology and Perinatal Medicine, Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch, National Institutes of Health, 6100 Executive Bivd, Bethesda, MD 20892-7510, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75390-9032, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 9 SEP 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405125796

Online ISBN: 9781444312904

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Keywords:

  • urinary tract infections;
  • confirmation of infection - pyuria, hematuria, and bacteriuria;
  • treatment - extended penicillin, cephalosporin, quinolone, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxane or nitrofurantoin;
  • intravenous antimicrobial therapy;
  • switching over to oral antimicrobials;
  • monitoring vital signs - urinary output—use with indwelling bladder catheter;
  • suppression with nitrofurantoin-100 mg at bedtime throughout pregnancy

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Pathophysiology

  • Diagnosis

  • Treatment

  • Complications

  • Management

  • Follow-up

  • Suggested Reading