urinary tract infection

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There’s much to read between the covers, so get started!A look at what you can find in the July 2017 issue of Contemporary Pediatrics.
Fever without a source, think UTI first
Fever without a source, think UTI firstIn children aged older than 2 months, the pediatrician is often faced with the scenario of fever with no apparent source. Because symptoms in young patients are nonspecific and reliable urine samples require invasive testing, there can be a delay in both diagnosis and treatment of urinary tract infections (UTIs). This delay may be associated with increased risk of renal scarring and a longer duration symptomology for the young child.
Concentration matters in newer urinalysis techniquesIn a retrospective study of 27,000 infants aged younger than 3 months evaluated for urinary tract infection (UTI) with paired urinalysis and urine culture, investigators set out to determine the optimal urine white blood cell (WBC) threshold for UTI when using an automated urinalysis system stratified by urine concentration.
FDA’s updated fluoroquinolone warnings: What urologists should know. Prescribers should know that the FDA has updated its warnings to say that fluoroquinolones should not be prescribed to patients who have other treatment options for acute bacterial sinusitis, acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, and uncomplicated urinary tract infections
Wet pants and constipationThe relationship between the urinary tract and the lower gastrointestinal tract impacts urinary tract infections (UTIs) and urinary incontinence in children.
Antibiotics, UTI, and VURThe diagnosis and treatment of reflux in children with a history of urinary tract infections (UTIs) keeps evolving—it's hardly a settled issue. Regarding antibiotic prophylaxis in these children, said Saul P. Greenfield, MD, FAAP, FACS, the Randomized Intervention for Children with Vesicoureteral Reflux (RIVUR) trial reveals that it may be better to overtreat than undertreat.
Study questions use of pre-op cultures to prevent prosthetic infectionIn this video, Dr. Nicholas Kavoussi sits down with Dr. Arthur L. Burnett, II, of the Urology Times Editorial Council to discuss his 2016 AUA presentation, "Preoperative urine cultures for prosthetic urological surgery: What is the evidence?"
Some uropathogens more associated with pyuria than othersA new study demonstrated that in children with an apparent urinary tract infection, the proportion with pyuria varied significantly depending on the uropathogen associated with the infection.
Spotlight on superbugs sparks concern over catheter useThe standard of care for patients unable to drain their bladder is catheter use, but new alternatives reduce risk of antibiotic-resistant superbugs and costs to the healthcare system.