Category Archives: Module-Urinary tract infection
Guest posting: Dr Chris Ashhurst-Smith, Pathology North. Here is part 2 about urine culture reading. Video by Felix Ferguson. Thank you Chris! Enjoy.
Originally posted on AIMED – Let's talk about antibiotics:
A recent paper, “Urinary Tract Infection”-Requiem for a Heavyweight by Dr Thomas Finucaine skillfully unpacks many key issues, coupling this with a consideration of the emerging knowledge of the urinary microbiome…
Urine bench Ferguson 2013: summary to go with your reading of the relevant text chapter. Questions: 1. Discuss sterile pyuria Presence of white cells (>10/10^9/L) without growth of conventional uropathogens. Causes include: UTI- patient may have been on … Continue reading
Case report (from AAC): Community-Acquired Pyelonephritis in Pregnancy Caused by KPC-Producing Klebsiella pneumoniae
Abstract (full case report with expert commentary is free) Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) usually infect patients with significant comorbidities and health care exposures. We present a case of a pregnant woman who developed community-acquired pyelonephritis caused by KPC-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae. Despite … Continue reading
Act 1 of a common tragedy that sets the scene for antibiotic resistance – an elderly female resident of a nursing home complains of minor dysuria or perhaps just has urine that appears cloudy or smelly. The nurse collects some urine and … Continue reading