Infections of the Urinary Tract
Urinary tract infections are the most common of all bacterial infections, accounting for more than 7 million physician visits each year, as well as resulting in over 1 million hospital admissions annually in the U.S. (1–3). In this era of managed care, an approach to the care of the patient with urinary tract infection not only requires a knowledge of the microbiology and pathogenesis of this disease entity but also needs to focus on the most cost-effective therapeutic strategies.
KeywordsUrinary Tract Urinary Tract Infection Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection Acute Pyelonephritis Asymptomatic Bacteriuria
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