Infection sessions to focus on antibiotic resistance, pre-Bx cultures

April 25, 2013

Bacteriuria, antibiotic resistance in children, and practical management of chronic pelvic pain are among key plenary and poster session topics in infection/inflammation to watch for at this year’s AUA annual meeting, according to Anthony J. Schaeffer, MD, of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

This article is part of the State of Urology 2013

Bacteriuria, antibiotic resistance in children, and practical management of chronic pelvic pain are among key plenary and poster session topics in infection/inflammation to watch for at this year’s AUA annual meeting, according to Anthony J. Schaeffer, MD, of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

A “critical discussion” plenary talk will examine “Bacteriuria in Elderly Men and Women with Catheters & or CIC.”

“This discussion will focus on a common concern and should delineate when patients should be assessed, treated, and monitored. The discussion should emphasize that most patients require no management but that selected patients can have significant sequelae if not managed properly,” Dr. Schaeffer said.

Another lecture,  “Antibiotic Resistance in Pediatric Urology,” should “highlight the importance of understanding the implications of bacterial resistance and how to better determine patterns of resistance and select drugs for appropriate therapy” in children, he noted.

In addition the aforementioned lectures, Dr. Schaeffer identified several noteworthy abstracts to be presented at this year’s meeting:

 

1163: Rectal Culture to Isolate Fluoroquinolone Resistant Organisms Prior to Prostate Biopsy: Predictive Value and Concordance

Michael A. Liss

 

1164: Is the use of empiric antibiotics for elevated prostate-specific antigen a risk factor for infectious complications after transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy?

Ryan Holland

 

1154: Immunomodulatory capacity accurately predicts disease severity caused by different strains of Uropathogenic Escherichia coli

Ahmad Mohamed