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RECENT ADVANCES IN THE FIELD OF URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS

RECENT ADVANCES IN THE FIELD OF URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS

Edited by Thomas Nelius .

184 pages . 
Open Access .
ISBN 978-953-51-1180-1 .


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.
The first part covers issues regarding catheter-associated UTIs including prevention, problems in developing countries and the role of bacterial biofilms.
In the second part deals with potential new diagnostic developments for pediatric related UTIs. This includes new concepts regarding dysfunctional voiding and new anatomical aspects of the vesico-ureteral junction.
Genetic factors underlying susceptibility upper UTIs and potential immune-based treatment strategies are discussed in the third part of the book.

Thomas Nelius
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center,
Department of Urology,
Lubbock, Texas
United States of America





CONTENTS : 


I - Management of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections .


 1 Prevention of Urinary Tract Infections in the Outpatient and Inpatient Settings 3 Leslie Kammire

 2 Prevention of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections 23 Ioannis Efthimiou and Kostadinos Skrepetis

 3 Problem of Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections in Sub–Saharan Africa 45 Mohamed Labib and Nenad Spasojevic

 4 Role of Bacterial Biofilms in Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) and Strategies for Their Control 55 Mary Anne Roshni Amalaradjou and Kumar Venkitanarayanan


II - New Aspects in Pediatric Urinary Tract Infections .


 5 Developments Regarding Dysfunctional Voiding and Urinary Tract Infections in Children 89 Yusuf Kibar and Faysal Gok

 6 Functional Anatomy of the Vesicoureteric Junction: Implication on the Management of VUR/ UTI 109 Vivian Yee-Fong Leung and Winnie Chiu-Wing Chu


III - Genetical and Immunological Implications for Urinary Tract Infections .


 7 Genetic Factors Underlying Susceptibility to Acute Pyelonephritis and Post-infectious Renal Damage 137 Maja Zivkovic, Ljiljana Stojkovic, Brankica Spasojevic-Dimitrijeva, Mirjana Kostic and Aleksandra Stankovic

 8 Immune-Based Treatment Strategies for Patients with Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections – Where Are We? 161 Thomas Nelius, Christopher Winter, Julia Willingham and Stephanie Filleur .




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