Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

by Amy Sussman, MD

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a common problem that impose a high cost burden and morbidity on the public health system. Unfortunately, increasing antibacterial resistance and high rates of recurrence mean these infections are likely to become more prevalent and harder to treat. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to understand risk factors for various pathogens and to treat with appropriate, yet not excessive, antibiotic therapies.

To prevent antibiotic overuse and provide appropriate treatment, it is also important for the clinician to know what questions to ask a patient with presumed UTI, as well as what the criteria for treatment are. The astute clinician is often able to diagnose UTI via history alone. However, in many cases, they may require confirmatory laboratory testing, particularly a urinalysis.

Course Details

  • Videos 12
  • Duration 0:30 h
  • Quiz questions 17
  • Concept Pages 7


Your Educators of course Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

 Amy Sussman, MD

Amy Sussman, MD

Dr. Amy Sussman is an Associate Professor of Medicine and the Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Medicine of the University of Arizona (UA), USA.
She obtained her MD from the University of Arizona in 2001 and completed residency and a Nephrology Fellowship at the University of Washington. Dr. Sussman was recruited back to the UA in 2009 and also serves as her department's clerkship director, and as the program director of the UA Nephrology Fellowship.
Because of her strong emphasis on medical student teaching, she has been distinguished with multiple teaching awards in the UA College of Medicine.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Sussman teaches courses on Nephrology.

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By Irina P. on 03. November 2021 for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria โ€“ UTI

It is a very informative and well-organized presentation of UTI. Thank you!

Great lecture but more importantly a great lecturer
By Muhammed B. on 20. September 2021 for Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

The best simple informative but detailed at the same time. Dr. Sussman is absolutely a wonderful capable, and smart physician and teacher.

Lecture is great
By Irfan A. on 06. April 2021 for Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)


By Cerys C. on 21. January 2021 for UTI: Pathogenesis and Etiology with Case

Really well explained. The case helped further that, without overcomplicating anything.