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.
It is a very informative and well-organized presentation of UTI. Thank you!
The best simple informative but detailed at the same time. Dr. Sussman is absolutely a wonderful capable, and smart physician and teacher.
Really well explained. The case helped further that, without overcomplicating anything.