Urinary Tract Infections
Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary Tract Infections

by John Fisher, MD

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a bacterial infection of the bladder and associated structures. In cases uncomplicated UTI—also known as cystitis or lower UTI—the patient has no structural abnormality or comorbidities, such as diabetes, an immunocompromised state, or pregnancy. Bacteriuria alone does not constitute a UTI without symptoms. Typical symptoms include urinary frequency, urgency, suprapubic discomfort, and dysuria. Forty percent of women in the United States will develop a UTI during their lifetime, making it one of the most common infections in women. UTIs are uncommon in circumcised men; by definition, any male UTI is usually considered complicated.

Many cases of uncomplicated UTIs will resolve spontaneously, without treatment, but many patients seek therapy for symptom relief. Treatment is aimed at preventing spread to the kidneys or development into upper tract disease/pyelonephritis, which can cause the destruction of the delicate structures in the nephrons and eventually lead to hypertension.

Course Details

  • Videos 6
  • Duration 0:33 h
  • Quiz questions 23
  • Concept Pages 6


Your Educators of course Urinary Tract Infections

 John Fisher, MD

John Fisher, MD

Dr. John F. Fisher is a Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University in the USA.
He obtained his medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in 1969. He is a Master of the American College of Physicians (MACP) and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Medicine and Infectious Diseases.
Due to his achievements, he has earned the Annual J. Willis Hurst Teaching Award, the Jane F. Deforges Excellence in Medical Education Award, and the Infectious Diseases Society of America's Clinical Teacher Award.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Fisher teaches courses on Infectious Diseases.

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I am so happy to have this chance
By Neuer N. on 11. May 2021 for Urinary Tract Infections

It important lectures and I am very happy to be here

Only the format lecture, dialogue
By Luis Andres V. on 23. November 2019 for Cystitis: Pathology, Signs & Symptoms

Because is not clear what is the Intersticial cystitis. Some diference between the slides and what is talking he about

Reader "teacher"
By David R. on 06. August 2019 for Cystitis: Definition, Epidemiology & Etiology

If I´m paying for people to read the slides, Im out of this, TBH this whole Lecturio actually is super good only for just a few doctors, like Dr. Raj, and some others, but this man... really? reading everything? I´m actually pissed off.

an easy and clear concept in brief.
By Iftakhar A. on 06. March 2018 for Cystitis: Definition, Epidemiology & Etiology

an easy and clear concept in brief.His speech quality is sharp.