Special Issue "Antibiotics and Urinary Tract Infections"

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A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 January 2014)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Kurt G. Naber
Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany
Website: http://www.urology-hub.com/authors/kurt-g-naber
E-Mail: kurt@nabers.de
Interests: urogenital infections; clinical studies; microbiology of uropathogens; PK/PD of antimicrobials; treatment of UTI; prostatitis

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Truls E. Bjerklund Johansen
Department of Urology, Oslo University Hospital, 0424 Oslo, Norway
E-Mail: tebj@ki.au.dk
Interests: community and hospital acquired urinary tract infections; urosepsis; complications after prostate biopsies; focal treatment of prostate cancer

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editors

Submission

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Keywords

  • 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

Published Papers (12 papers)

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Antibiotics 2014, 3(3), 341-352; doi:10.3390/antibiotics3030341
Received: 23 April 2014; in revised form: 11 July 2014 / Accepted: 14 July 2014 / Published: 22 July 2014
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Antibiotics 2014, 3(2), 174-192; doi:10.3390/antibiotics3020174
Received: 14 March 2014; in revised form: 10 April 2014 / Accepted: 21 April 2014 / Published: 5 May 2014
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Antibiotics 2014, 3(2), 163-173; doi:10.3390/antibiotics3020163
Received: 13 February 2014; in revised form: 3 April 2014 / Accepted: 4 April 2014 / Published: 21 April 2014
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Antibiotics 2014, 3(2), 155-162; doi:10.3390/antibiotics3020155
Received: 16 January 2014; in revised form: 11 March 2014 / Accepted: 17 March 2014 / Published: 14 April 2014
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Antibiotics 2014, 3(2), 143-154; doi:10.3390/antibiotics3020143
Received: 27 January 2014; in revised form: 19 March 2014 / Accepted: 24 March 2014 / Published: 3 April 2014
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Antibiotics 2014, 3(2), 121-127; doi:10.3390/antibiotics3020121
Received: 3 February 2014; in revised form: 4 March 2014 / Accepted: 5 March 2014 / Published: 2 April 2014
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Antibiotics 2014, 3(2), 109-120; doi:10.3390/antibiotics3020109
Received: 10 February 2014; in revised form: 26 February 2014 / Accepted: 4 March 2014 / Published: 2 April 2014
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Antibiotics 2014, 3(1), 98-108; doi:10.3390/antibiotics3010098
Received: 6 January 2014; in revised form: 14 February 2014 / Accepted: 21 February 2014 / Published: 19 March 2014
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Antibiotics 2014, 3(1), 87-97; doi:10.3390/antibiotics3010087
Received: 6 February 2014; in revised form: 1 March 2014 / Accepted: 4 March 2014 / Published: 10 March 2014
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Antibiotics 2014, 3(1), 64-84; doi:10.3390/antibiotics3010064
Received: 13 January 2014; in revised form: 31 January 2014 / Accepted: 7 February 2014 / Published: 17 February 2014
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Antibiotics 2014, 3(1), 39-48; doi:10.3390/antibiotics3010039
Received: 16 January 2014; in revised form: 24 January 2014 / Accepted: 26 January 2014 / Published: 10 February 2014
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Antibiotics 2014, 3(1), 29-38; doi:10.3390/antibiotics3010029
Received: 23 December 2013; in revised form: 10 January 2014 / Accepted: 15 January 2014 / Published: 22 January 2014
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Last update: 19 May 2014

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