Print Issue: December 01, 2007

Enterococcal UTIs May Be Overtreated

SAN DIEGO—Significant numbers of men with enterococcal UTIs are being overtreated and undertreated, according to findings reported here at the Infectious Diseases Society of America annual meeting.

Unusual Urinary Pathogen Characterized

SAN DIEGO—According to researchers, urine cultures yielding vancomycin-resistant, ampicillin-sensitive Enterococcus faecalis (VRASEF) may not always represent a true UTI, and the proper treatment is not well characterized.

New Ureteral Stone Guideline Released

Ureteroscopy (URS) is appropriate for the surgical treatment of ureteral stones regardless of their location in the ureter, according to a new guideline document developed by a panel convened by the American Urological Association (AUA) and the European Association of Urology (EAU).

RLS Risk Factors Identified

SAN FRANCISCO—High serum phosphorus is among the risk factors that may contribute to restless legs syndrome (RLS) in hemodialysis (HD) patients, a study shows.

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