Method of catheterization, whether indwelling or intermittent, does not appear to impact a woman’s risk of developing a UTI following labor. Ob/Gyn and fellowship-trained reproductive infectious diseases specialist, Oluwatosin Goje, MD, explains her recent study.
A study concludes pelvic reconstructive surgery patients who had been catheterized are less likely to have the common E. coli bacteria, compared with those who weren’t catheterized and the odds of not having E. coli are even higher for diabetics and older patients. This makes a strong case for ordering a culture, in addition to prescribing an antibiotic, for these patients.
A retrospective study suggests more research is needed to determine the optimal timing of renal and bladder ultrasound during the course of a febrile UTI in infants.
Following bowel obstruction surgery, a Utah man has been able to thrive thanks to a lifetime of healthy habits. Cleveland Clinic’s Chief Wellness Officer Michael Roizen, MD, says he is a ‘model’ patient.
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