Special Issue "Antibiotics and Urinary Tract Infections"
A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 January 2014)
Prof. Dr. Truls E. Bjerklund Johansen
Department of Urology, Oslo University Hospital, 0424 Oslo, Norway
Interests: community and hospital acquired urinary tract infections; urosepsis; complications after prostate biopsies; focal treatment of prostate cancer
Urinary tract infections (UTI) are one of the most frequently occurring infections, not only community acquired, but also hospital acquired infections. An increase of resistant uropathogens against commonly used antibiotics can be observed worldwide, a subject of great concern.
Several strategies are discussed how to cope with this problem:
i) not to use antibiotics, when not indicated, e.g. asymptomatic bacteriuria, or when non-antimicrobial measures are available, e.g. for prophylaxis of recurrent UTI;
ii) to prefer even old antibiotics, which still have preserved their antibacterial activity against uropathogens;
iii) if broad spectrum antibiotics are needed for empiric therapy of severe infections, to use the right and high enough dosages to reduce selection of resistant pathogens, and to step down to a more tailored antibiotic therapy as soon as possible;
iv) to control and try to avoid health care associated UTI by optimal hygienic and interventional strategies; and last but not least
v) to stimulate development of new antibiotics, especially when new bacterial targets can be approached
"Antibiotics" will publish a special issue focusing on prevention, treatment and controlling UTI in the community, but also in health care institutions. It is our pleasure to invite submissions of high quality research based papers related to the topics mentioned above.
Dr. Kurt G. Naber
Dr. Truls E. Bjerklund Johansen
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- epidemiology, classification and risk factors of urinary tract infections (UTI)
- diagnostics, treatment and prevention of UTI
- antibiotic resistance of uropathogens
- suitable old and new antibiotics for treatment of UTI
- non-antimicrobial management of UTI