Category Archives: Module-Urinary tract infection

Module 4- urinary tract infections – annotated SAQ

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

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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

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An everyday tragedy: treating asymptomatic bacteruria with antibiotics

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

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