Special Issue "Urinary Tract Infection: Diagnosis, Treatment and Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.
Interests: community and hospital acquired urinary tract infections; surveillance of urinary tract infections; antimicrobial resistance of uropathogens; human microbiome; epidemiology; public health
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) represent one of the most common clinical entities in both community and health care settings; however, there is still a clear lack of practical clinical research to inform long-awaited clinical advances for improving UTI management strategies. Uncomplicated UTIs are usually self-limiting and generally considered benign, but untreated infections may progress to the upper urinary tract, resulting in pyelonephritis and kidney damage. The problem is additionally compounded by an increase of multiresistant uropathogens around the globe, which threatens our medical advances and has the potential to render our standard antibiotic treatment regimens ineffective.
As a result, swift and appropriate diagnosis is indispensable for timely treatment and UTI management. This Special Issue in the journal "Diagnostics" will focus on articles covering a range of topics including novel diagnostic approaches, the appropriateness of urine specimen collection, utilizing our available diagnostic armamentarium for surveillance, antimicrobial sensitivity/resistance patterns, as well as novel treatment and management approaches. Recently, there has also been a focus on the prevention of UTIs in hospitals and the community.
It is, therefore, my pleasure to invite submissions of high quality research-based or review papers related to the aforementioned topics to create a timely and highly relevant collection of articles tackling this pertinent medical problem.
Dr. Tomislav Mestrovic
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Diagnostics is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- diagnostics of UTI
- surveillance of UTI
- antibiotic resistance in uropathogens
- antimicrobial treatment of UTI
- antibiotic stewardship principles for UTI
- non-antimicrobial management of UTI
- prevention of UTI.
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: The influence of natural phenolic componuds on FimH-mediated E. coli adhesion
Authors: Rosana Ribić (et al.)
Affiliation: University North, Croatia
Title: Mechanisms of resistance in Gram-negative urinary pathogens: from molecular insights to clinical relevance
Authors: Branka Bedenić (et al.)
Affiliation: University Hospital Centre Zagreb, Croatia
Title: The role of gut, vaginal and urinary microbiome in urinary tract infections: from bench to bedside
Authors: Mario Matijašić (et al.)
Affiliation: University of Zagreb Medical School, Croatia