The AUA released a new set of guidelines to address nosocomial infections.

Avoiding Urologic Surgery Infections

Periprocedural infections are an important health care concern. Surgical-site infections occur after 5% of clean extra-abdominal procedures and are even more frequent after intra-abdominal operations. UTIs are the most common form of nosocomial infections.

Managing Post-Transplant Infections

Managing Post-Transplant Infections

CLEVELAND—The three-part paradigm of infection following organ transplantation should guide the nephrologist in assessing the risk and instituting appropriate prophylaxis and treatment of infection following kidney transplant, Robin Avery, MD, said at the Nephrology Update 2008 here.

Transplant ‘Tourists’ Face Greater Risk

Patients who travel outside the United States for a kidney transplant—so-called transplant tourists—experience more severe post-transplant complications, including a higher incidence of acute rejection and severe infections, compared with patients who receive their transplant at a U.S. medical center, according to researchers.

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