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06. Urinary Tract Infections and Prostatitis

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Michael W. Perry
  • Define the differences between uncomplicated and complicated urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Identify the most common organisms that cause UTIs
  •  Describe the various routes in which bacteria enter the urinary tract and cause infection
  • Discuss how host defense mechanisms and bacterial virulence factors play a role in the development of UTIs
  • Describe the clinical presentation of lower and upper UTIs
  • Evaluate the various laboratory tests utilized in the diagnosis of UTIs
  • Select an appropriate antimicrobial regimen for the treatment of uncomplicated and complicated UTIs
  • Analyze antimicrobial regimens for appropriateness given varied antibiotic resistance
  • Develop a monitoring plan for a treatment regimen utilizing the goals of therapy in the treatment of UTIs
  • Select an appropriate antimicrobial regimen for patients with acute pyelonephritis
  • Describe how UTIs in males differ from UTIs in females
  • Select appropriate treatment or prophylaxis in patients with recurrent UTIs
  • Design appropriate antimicrobial treatment of UTIs in special patient populations such as pregnant females
  • Classify bacterial prostatitis as acute or chronic and choose appropriate antimicrobial treatment and/or prophylaxis
  • Evaluate the patient-centered considerations in the treatment of UTIs in the selection of antimicrobial therapy
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Lecture and Study Notes for Urinary Tract Infections and Prostatitis Supplemental File: Infectious Disease I - 06(3). Urinary Tract Infections and Prostatitis (Courses in Therapeutics and Disease State Management)(3).pptx
AccessPharmacy > Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 9e > Chapter 94. Urinary Tract Infections and Prostatitis
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International clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of acute uncomplicated cystitis and pyelonephritis in women.
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Diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of catheter-associated urinary tract infection in adults.
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Infectious Diseases Society of America guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria in adults.


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