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Guidelines Urged for UTIs in the ICU

Guidelines Urged for UTIs in the ICU

TORONTO—Guidelines are needed for managing positive urine cultures in the ICU because clinicians often prescribe antibiotics inappropriately, researchers reported here at the annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

Urinary Schistosomiasis May Increase

SAN FRANCISCO—Urinary schistosomiasis is a common infection in sub-Saharan Africa and the Mideast, and more cases could surface in the United States because of greater international travel and immigration from those regions, according to an infectious disease specialist.

Genitourinary TB An Emerging Threat

SAN FRANCISCO—Genitourinary tuberculosis (GUTB) cases are on the rise in the United States and globally, but they often are difficult to diagnose, leading to a delay in dialysis that can worsen renal damage, according to a Turkish researcher.

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