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Urinary Tract Infections

Since the early 1900s enterococci have been known to cause urinary tract infections (UTIs). Elderly men, the presence of an indwelling bladder catheter, structural abnormalities of the urinary tract and recent urologic instrumentation are recognized risk factors for the isolation of enterococci from UTIs, which has been reported in 15 of nosocomial cases (Murray, 1990). In contrast, enterococci cause less than 5 of uncomplicated UTIs in young women. Despite the associated low morbidity and mortality, enterococcal UTIs have clinical importance because of additional costs of hospitalization and therapy.

Gastrointestinal Emergencies in the Infant and Young Child

Furthermore, a large-scale of intraabdominal or extraabdominal disorders can cause acute abdominal pain. Intraabdominal causes may have a genitourinary (urinary tract infection, ovarian torsion) or biliopancreatic origin (colecistitis, pancreatitis, etc.). Extraabdominal causes include abdominal pain referred from non-abdominal organs (pneumonia, discitis) and abdominal pain related to a systemic disease, such as diabetic acidosis, hypothy-roidism, lead metals poisoning, sickle cell anemia, and porphyria. Fortunately, these different causes

Benign prostatic hyperplasia

Recurrent urinary infections, acute or chronic urinary retention, urinary stasis and bladder diverticulae or stone development, obstructive renal failure, post-obstructive diuresis. From TURP Retrograde ejaculation (common), haemorrhage (primary, reactionary or secondary 2-10 ), clot retention, more rarely incontinence, TUR syndrome (seizures or cardiovascular collapse caused by hypervolaemia and hyponatraemia due to absorption of glycine irrigation fluid), urinary infection, erectile dysfunction late urethral stricture.

Nature of the Infectious Agent Rotaviruses

Adenoviruses are large icosohedral viruses measuring 70-80 nm in diameter, with a linear double-stranded DNA. There are more than 100 antigenic types, of which 49 distinct serotypes in six different subgroups, A-F, infect humans, causing mainly acute respiratory disease, follicular conjunctivitis, epidemic keratoconjunctivitis, cystitis and, less frequently, gastroenteritis. Adenoviruses associated with gastroenteritis belong to subgroup F, serotypes 40 and 41.

Diagnostic Frameworks for General Practice

'The masqueraders can be grouped into primary and secondary groups. The primary (most common) masqueraders are depression, diabetes mellitus, drugs, anemia, thyroid disease, spinal dysfunction, and urinary tract infection. A secondary (less common) list includes chronic renal failure, HIV AIDS, rare bacterial infections (e.g. subacute bacterial endocarditis, tuberculosis), systemic viral infections (e.g. infectious mononucleosis, hepatitis A, B, C, D, E), neurological dilemmas (e.g. Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis), connective tissue disorders (e.g. systemic lupus erythe-matosus, polymyalgia rheumatica).

Sexual and Urological Dysfunction

The major urologic problems are incontinence, retention and dysuria. These are more commonly associated with APE than AR 65 . Supraradical lym-phadenectomy affects urinary function in more than 30 of patients and in 20 of patients long-term use of a urinary catheter is needed 66 .

Diverticular disease

Alternating constipation (pellet faeces) and diarrhoea. GI bleed PR bleeding may be acute or chronic. Diverticulitis Pyrexia and LIF or suprapubic abdominal pain. Features of complications For example, pneumaturia, faecaluria and recurrent UTI may be due to a vesico-colic fistula.

Faecal And Urinary Incontinence

Capsaicin-sensitive nerves sense bladder fullness and form the afferent limb of the micturition reflex 132 . In conditions of bladder hypersensitivity, TRPV1 is up-regulated on these nerves (presumably via NGF 133, 134 ) and 'deafferentation' of the bladder by intravesical capsaicin or RTX was proven beneficial 135-137 . Parenthetically, intravesical RTX is also an effective analgesic agent during experimental cystitis in the rat 138 . By contrast, intravesical RTX is without therapeutic benefit in patients with interstitial cystitis 139 . This is an important reminder that efficacy in animal models does not necessarily translate into benefit in patient

Conditioning for bone marrow transplantation

Cyclophosphamide is given intravenously, usually in 250500 mL of saline over 0.5-1.0 h. Side-effects include nausea and vomiting (usually relatively mild), haemorrhagic cystitis, cardiomyopathy, fluid retention and alopecia. The haemorrhagic cystitis may be prevented or greatly modified by giving mesna (2-mercapto-ethane sulphonate) intravenously to neutralize the effects of metabolites of cyclophosphamide in the urine. Mesna (40 of the daily cyclophosphamide dose) is given intravenously 30 min before each cyclophosphamide infusion and the same dose is given at 3, 6, 9, 12, 16 and 20 h after each cyclophosphamide dose. This regimen is repeated on each day that the cyclophosphamide is given and the day after the last dose. The cardiotoxicity of cyclophosphamide is not usually a problem at the doses quoted unless there is already cardiac damage. Late haemorrhagic cystitis (after 20 days) may occur in transplant patients but is usually caused by virus infections (particularly adenovirus)...

Nosocomial Infections

In the United States, enterococci have been ranked as the third most common agent recovered from nosocomial bloodstream infections (Edmond etal, 1999). The high incidence of enterococcal infections has been attributed to the widespread use of antimicrobial agents to which enterococci are resistant, the high proportion of patients who are immunocompromised and with invasive devices and the nosocomial spread of resistant strains. Of note, a dramatic increase in the proportion of VRE among nosocomial isolates has been observed over the past 15 years, reaching 26 of the ICU isolates collected in 2000 (NNIS, 2001). Enterococci are important pathogens in nosocomial-acquired UTIs and are the second most common agent isolated, both in Europe (Bouza etal, 2001) and in US hospitals (Mathai, Jones and Pfaller, 2001). Enterococci are also increasingly reported as a cause of catheter-related bloodstream infection (Sandoe etal., 2002).

Urinary complications

Up to one-half of patients experience some degree of urinary frequency, dysuria and urgency during EBRT. These acute symptoms typically resolve within 3 weeks after the completion of radiation. Late side effects are uncommon in modern series one multi-institutional review reported a urinary incontinence rate of 0.3 after EBRT. 48 Long-term GU toxicity includes urethral stricture, cystitis, hematuria and bladder contracture. In a review of two large RTOG randomized trials, the incidence of grade 3 or higher GU toxicity was 8 , with half of these attributed to urethral stricture that could be managed with a dilation procedure as

High dose rate brachytherapy

HDR brachytherapy is usually administered in conjunction with EBRT. In one series that included 171 men, of whom one-third had either T3 or high-grade disease, 50 Gy of EBRT was followed by two 15 Gy boosts of 192Ir.46 The 5-year bNED rate was 79 . Late toxic effects included chronic proctitis in 16 and chronic cystitis in 11 .

Management Of Enterococcal Infections

Most of the infections caused by enterococci in non-immunocom-promised patients, such as UTIs, soft-tissue infections and intraabdominal abscesses, do not require therapy using a regimen with bactericidal activity. Single-drug treatment with ampicillin, penicillin or vancomycin (in case of allergy to P-lactams) is usually sufficient. Ureidopenicillins, such as piperacillin and mezlocillin, with broader spectrum might also be used, especially when mixed infection is suspected. Ticarcillin and carbenicillin are not regarded as active anti-enterococcal agents and should not be prescribed for that purpose. Fluoroquinolones and nitrofurantoin alone are only marginally active against enterococci and have been successfully used only in lower UTIs (Lefort etal., 2000). Erythromycin and rifampin have had little clinical use against enterococci, whereas tetracyclines and chloramphenicol had some use for VRE before the approval of quinupristin-dalfopristin and linezolid. Despite the fact that...

Application of Surface Enhanced Laser Desorption Ionization Timeof Flight Mass Spectrometry in Cancer Diagnostics

Since this initial study, proteomic pattern analysis using SELDI-TOF-MS has been employed in studies of breast (Pusztai et al., 2004), prostate (Wagner et al., 2004), lung (Zhukov et al., 2003), pancreatic (Koopman et al., 2004), head and neck (Wadsworth et al., 2004), and colorectal cancers (Xiao et al., 2004). The technique has even been extended beyond cancer diagnosis and has been employed for discriminating patterns of proteins obtained from the urine of interstitial cystitis and unaffected patients (Van et al., 2003, 2004) and from postmortem CSF samples obtained from schizophrenics and normal controls (Johnston-Wilson et al., 2001). Proteomic pattern analysis studies use a number of different bioinformatic algorithms, that is, decision trees, neural networks, genetic algorithms, and random forest algorithms. The goal of each of these bioinformatic tools is identical construction of a model or models capable of segregating one group of samples from another. In most cases, the...

Additional comments

Failure to detect the presence of certain viral types can have a significant impact on patient management. For example, in transplant patients early detection of BK virus (BKV) reactivation is important as this is often the precursor to BKV associated disease, including hemorrhagic cystitis. Notably JCV and BKV are often shed simultaneously in human urine. Therefore, the presence of JCV strains or otherwise sequence polymorphism of the target binding sites could confound the detection of BKV in the urine of transplant patients, reducing the potential to predict the onset of disease.

Quantification of viral load

Quantitative PCR analysis of viral nucleic acid is now used by diagnostic laboratories worldwide and is particularly useful for monitoring viral loads in patients to assess the effect of anti-viral therapy and potentially to detect drug-resistant viral strains. In clinical virology, qPCR is commonly used for the detection and quantification of blood-borne viruses, including hepatitis B and C and human immunodeficiency viruses. However, it is also increasingly used to monitor viral pathogens of transplant patients, including Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus and BK virus. In recent years, our laboratory has used quantitative real-time PCR to investigate BK viral loads in a transplant patient population (see Protocol 14.3). BKV can cause several clinical manifestations in immunocompromised patients including hemorrhagic cystitis and allograft nephropathy. Since adopting qPCR, several limitations of this technology have been identified, including the impact of PCR inhibitors, poor...

Clinical Features

Most infections are asymptomatic but patients often present with pruritis ani and perineal pruritis. Symptoms are typically worse at night and may produce insomnia and restlessness. Heavily infected children may develop blood loss, poor concentration and emotional disturbance and enuresis. Local eczematous reactions and dermatitis artefacta may be seen. Chronic abdominal pain is probably more common than is currently recognised (see above). In girls, vulval vaginitis, acute urinary infections, enuresis and incontinence are associated with infection. In addition to this, many parents become anxious about the appearance or stigmata of worm infection.

Management of Other S aureus Infections

Individuals with mild skin and soft-tissue sepsis are often treated in the community with oral antibiotics. Duration of treatment will depend on the extent of infection but is generally around 1 week. Soft-tissue sepsis such as cellulitis that is severe enough to warrant hospital admission should be treated with a period of parenteral therapy. As a broad generalization, patients in this category who do not have documented bacteraemia may be treated by parenteral therapy until the fever has come under control. Oral antibiotics are then continued until the infection has clinically resolved. There is currently no good test to determine the causative pathogen associated with cellulitis, but most are caused by either S. aureus or group A streptococci. Community-acquired S. aureus pneumonia is uncommon. Patients presenting to hospital may be extremely unwell and require treatment as for invasive disease. The approach to the treatment of community-acquired urinary tract infection is no...

Variant sickle cell syndromes Sickle cell trait

Sickle cell trait (HbAS) is a benign condition that has no haema-tological manifestations and is associated with normal growth and life expectancy. Sickle cell trait affects 8-10 of African-Americans and up to 25-30 of the population in West Africa. Upon electrophoresis, the ratio of HbA-HbS is 60 40, owing to the greater affinity of a-globin chains for PA-globin chains. Impaired urine-concentrating ability and haematuria can occur, and an increased incidence of urinary tract infection is observed in pregnant women with sickle cell trait. A slight risk of sudden death during military training has been reported, and splenic infarction is possible at very high altitudes. Genetic counselling should be provided to individuals with sickle cell trait.

Gynecological Causes of Acute Abdominal Pain

Adnexal Mass

And are filled with pus, which may spill over into the peritoneum causing peritonitis. If the fimbri-ated ends of the fallopian tubes become adherent to the ovaries, the tubes may obstruct and distend with fluid, resulting in a hydrosalpinx, or with pus, resulting in a pyosalpinx. The infection may extend to the ovaries, resulting in a tubo-ovarian abscess. Clinically, patients with pelvic inflammatory disease present with pelvic pain that may worsen during or just after menstruation. Dysfunctional uterine bleeding and dysuria may also appear. Ultrasound is the primary imaging modality, the sonographic Genital tract obstruction may also be a cause of acute abdominal pain. It may present with pain and amenorrhea in adolescence and is usually due to an imperforate hymen, but it may also be due to vaginal or cervical atresia. With an imperforate hymen, the menstrual products during menarche collect in the vagina and uterus, producing an hydrometrocolpos. In vaginal or cervical atresia,...

Stage uT1 Submucosal Invasion

Haggitt Levels

Our ERUS criteria to determine the depth of tumour invasion are as follows (a) benign lesions (uT0), the mucosal layer is expanded but the submucosal layer remains intact around the entire breadth of the tumour (b) mucosal or intramucosal neoplasia (M) (uTis), presence of echo-poor spots within the homogeneously echo-rich pattern of villous adenoma. The third hypoechoic layer representing the submucosal interface is intact and (c) submucosal cancer (uTl), the hyperechoic submucosal layer is irregular or interrupted, consistent with tumour invasion (Fig. 12). The depth of submucosal cancer invasion is classified into two subtypes slight (SM-s extent limited to the upper third of the third layer.

Membrane Bound Alkaline Phosphatase AP as a Marker of Retroviral Infection

Moloney murine leukemia virus (MoMuLV) (7), Rous sarcoma virus (RSV) (3), and HIV-1 (8) vectors that harbor the native membrane bound form of hPLAP have all been developed. Typical applications of these vectors would include the analysis of viral infection (for example, for quantitating the efficiency of viral receptor-virion Env glycoprotein interactions refer to Rong and Bates, 1995 2 ) and cell lineage mapping (3,7). An experiment that uti-

Radioguided Surgery and Vulvar Carcinoma

Fortunately, the majority of lesions are diagnosed at a relatively early stage and are thus amenable to local surgical extirpation with high overall cure rates. Generally, these tumors are readily visible on the external vulvar surface and produce the typical symptom of pruritus in over 90 of patients.5 Other signs and symptoms associated with vulvar carcinoma include a visible, palpable vulvar mass, pain, bleeding, ulceration, dysuria and or an abnormal vaginal, perineal discharge. Unfortunately, even given the high prevalence of early symptoms, patient reporting and subsequent diagnostic evaluation is often delayed, most commonly due to patient denial or embarrassment. A histologic diagnosis should always be considered before initiating any topical therapy for women with these complaints.

Medical Interventions

The serendipitous observation (Elder et al., 1971) of a reduced frequency of preterm birth in women who received tetracycline as prophylaxis for urinary tract infection has been followed by a mixed literature describing the successes and failures of this intervention, as shown in Table 9-6.

Renal Causes of Acute Abdominal Pain

Acute Abdomen Pain Ureter

The most common renal causes of an apparent acute abdomen are upper urinary tract infection, especially pyelonephritis, renal colic due to a stone in the urinary tract, and acute presentation of a pelvi-ureteric junction obstruction. Children may localize the pain to the abdomen, not the loin. Urinary tract infections, usually related to vesicoureteral reflux, may cause similar symptoms to those of intussusception, mostly in young children. In most of these cases US is normal and only in high-grade reflux (grades III-IV) pyelocaliceal dilatation may point to the right urologic diagnosis. When evident, foci of infection are often hypoechoic with focal loss of the corticomedullary differentiation (Riccabona 2002a,b). A renal abscess appears as a heterogeneous mass lesion with central necrosis. Structural abnormalities of the urinary tract that may be found in children presenting with infection include duplex systems, renal ectopia, horseshoe kidney, and renal malrotation. A VCUG is...

Pathogenesis And Clinical Significance

Almost all of the organs of the human body can be infected by one or more of the spectrum of 14 microsporidian species described in the previous section. Many tissues and cell types are involved (Table 8.1). According to site of infection, clinical manifestations may be diarrhoea, weight loss, cholecystitis, cholangitis, bronchitis, bronchiolitis, pneumonitis, sinusitis, rhinitis, hepatitis, peritonitis, nephritis, ureteritis, cystitis, urethritis, prostatitis, keratoconjunctivitis, corneal ulcer, myositis or encephalitis. The pathology has been reviewed by Weber et al. (1994) and Schwartz et al. (1996). Cardiac disease and probable pancreatic, parathyroid and thyroid dysfunction have been reported for T. anthropophthera (Yachnis et al., 1996). Without treatment, the outcome is likely to be fatal for severely immunocompromised hosts infected with the disseminating species.

Underweight and Spontaneous Preterm Birth

Low maternal prepregnancy weight and body mass index (BMI) have consistently been associated with preterm birth. After adjusting for confounders (previous preterm labor, previous low birth weight, standing at work > 2 hours, abruptio placentae, urinary tract infection and stress score > 5), Moutquin (2003) noted that women with BMIs of less than 20 were nearly four times as likely as heavier women to have a spontaneous preterm birth (OR 95 CI 3.96 2.61-7.09). Indeed, the relationship between low prepregnancy BMI and spontaneous preterm birth is consistent (odds ratios 1.7 to 3.9) among North American caucasians (Moutquin, 2003), blacks (Johnson et al., 1994), and urban Latinas (Siega-Riz et al., 1994, 1996).

Antenatal assessment

Routine antenatal assessments should include measurement of blood pressure and urinary protein analysis. Proteinuria associated with hypertension is strongly suggestive of pre-eclampsia although other causes, particularly urinary tract infection, must be excluded. Urinary

Early complications

The most common early symptoms following PB are related to the GU tract. Most radiation-induced symptoms do not appear for several days following the implant they include urinary frequency, urgency and dysuria.14 In one series, 90 of 310 men receiving PB for localized disease had grade 1 or 2 urinary symptoms during the first 12 months following ther-apy.36 In a second report of 92 men with T1 or T2 prostate cancer undergoing PB, 46 had urinary symptoms that were substantial enough at 1 month following implantation to require

Available Doses

With declining estrogen levels, vaginal pH rises from acidic to basic levels, resulting in the decline of the previously predominant lactobacilli and a newly hospitable environment to previously atypical bacteria colonizing the vagina, most significantly enterobacteria. This is thought to result in an increased risk of urinary tract infections. There are also marked atrophic changes of the urethra, resulting in dysuria and frequency. Atrophy of the vulva and vagina can also be seen in the menopause. Genital symptoms include decreased lubrication, burning, itching, discharge, dyspareunia, and sexual dysfunction. Urinary symptoms include frequency, dysuria, hematuria, and incontinence. Numerous studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of local, oral, or transdermal estrogen for treating symptoms of vulvar and vaginal atrophy. A review of the literature shows conflicting results regarding the role of estrogen therapy in treating urinary incontinence, including a meta-analysis that...

Clinical Data

Clinical trial in 1992 and reported in 1999 on 50 patients with localized prostate cancer unsuitable for radical prostatectomy who underwent a total of 113 HIFU treatment sessions.7 Median follow-up was 24 months (range 3-46 months). Negative post-HIFU biopsies and a prostate specific antigen (PSA) nadir of less than 4.0 ng ml were seen in 28 patients (56 ), 6 had negative biopsies but a serum PSA exceeding 4.0 ng ml, yet 38 had residual cancer on the follow-up biopsies.7 The complication rate was as high as 50 with the first prototype this number declined to 17 (urinary retention, urinary tract infection, bladder neck sclerosis, urinary incontinence) in those treated with a modified HIFU system.


People who are not achieving therapeutic objectives, e.g., who remain symptomatic, may receive additional care. For example, consider a typical but hypothetical treatment protocol for acute, uncomplicated urinary tract infections, as shown in Table 5.2 and Figure 5.1. The treatment protocol clearly suggests that differences in therapeutic effectiveness may result in different total costs of therapy. For example, fewer patients taking an antibiotic that is rapidly effective may need to return to the clinic after the 3-day follow-up. On the other hand, patients taking a drug with lower cure Hypothetical Treatment Guidelines for Urinary Tract Infection (see Figure 5.1) The last three rows in Table 5.1 show three common efficiency measures in health care cost-benefit, cost effectiveness, and cost utility. All are ways of expressing economic efficiency, cost per unit of outcome. In cost-benefit analysis (CBA), outcomes are converted to dollars. If there is a stream of outcomes far into the...


In a prospective randomized controlled study from MD Anderson examining conventional XRT and 3D conformal XRT, 101 patients completed a questionnaire to assess late bladder function at least 2 years after treatment.70 The overall reported rate of incontinence was 29 for all patients, with 36 and 8 having urge and stress incontinence, respectively. The reported use of pads or diapers, however, was only 2 overall, highlighting the disparity in accurate measurement of this problem. Between the conventional and 3D XRT arms, there was no difference in reported incontinence rates or use of protective devices, but patients receiving 3D XRT were significantly less likely to report daily leakage of urine.70 In the MSKCC series utilizing IMRT in 1100 patients, 73 of patients developed no late urinary toxicity.67 In the remainder, 16 , 10 and 2 had Grade 1, Grade 2 and Grade 3 toxicity, respectively, with no Grade 4 toxicity reported. Seventeen patients developed Grade 3 urinary toxicity,...

Clinical Disease

Urinary frequency and dysuria are early symptoms of S. haematobium infection, but hematuria is the classic presenting feature (Smith and Christie, 1986). S. haematobium is so common in endemic areas of upper Egypt that it is culturally considered the equivalent of the male menarche. Intermittent terminal hematuria, dys-uria and urinary frequency are characteristic of vesical involvement. Suprapubic or perineal pain may occur intermittently, with bladder distention (Smith et al., 1977). Hydronephrosis from granulomas in the bladder wall, ureters and urethra is the most common clinical sequela. Hydronephrosis, pyelonephritis and recurrent urinary tract infection may be due to progressive ureteral obstruction (Lehman et al., 1973). Late sequelae include clinical presentation of acute or chronic renal failure or squamous cell carcinoma of the bladder (Thomas et al., 1990). This diagnosis should be entertained in an individual presenting with hematuria from an endemic country or in those...

Renal complications

The hypoxic, acidotic and hypertonic renal medulla favours vaso-occlusion, leading to destruction of the vasa recta and hyposthenuria in the first year of life. It presents clinically as enuresis or nocturia, and patients are susceptible to dehydration in hot weather. Haematuria as a result of papillary necrosis usually originates from the left kidney. Management is generally by bed rest and hydration, although sometimes blood transfusion and e-aminocaproic acid are required. Proteinuria due to glomerular injury precedes development of nephrotic syndrome and chronic renal insufficiency in the third or fourth decade. The progression to renal failure can be delayed by angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors. Careful control of blood pressure, avoidance of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and aggressive treatment of urinary tract infection and anaemia are important objectives for patients with chronic renal insufficiency. Patients with end-stage renal disease are treated with...

Biopsy Technique

It was estimated that more than half a million TRUS biopsy procedures were performed in the year 2000,24 thus demonstrating its utility and feasibility. It allows for excellent visualization of both the prostate and seminal vesicles, and can provide invaluable information pertaining to the pathologic process. The procedure is routinely performed with the patient in the left lateral decubitous position, with the knees flexed toward the chest. This position allows for maximum relaxation for the patient, and for easy insertion of the ultrasound probe. The dorsal lithotomy position can also be utilized, especially if cystoscopic examination is also planned. With increasing numbers of core biopsies, the incidence of procedure morbidity increases as well. Reported complications rates in the literature range from 2.1 to 7.2 .35 Most complications following TRUS biopsy are minor and limited to rectal bleeding, urinary tract infection or urinary retention. However, prostatitis, sepsis,...


Diagnosis of endometriosis is often problematic. Although patients classically present with pelvic pain, dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, pelvic mass and infertility, there are also many patients who are asymptomatic. It has been found that 25 of all women who experience pelvic pain and 40-50 of infertile women have endometriosis. Most symptoms that women experience are a result of local infiltration of endometriosis into the pelvis pelvic pain, dyschezia (painful defecation), abdominal bloating, dyspareunia, back pain, dysuria and suprapubic pain. Menstruation can greatly accentuate these symptoms.

P falciparum

Most non-immune individuals present with falciparum malaria within 2 months of departure from a malaria-endemic area, but in semiimmune individuals and those taking malaria prophylaxis, symptomatic malaria may not develop for many months. The minimum time to developing symptoms after entering a malaria-endemic area is 7-8 days. Patients usually present with fever and headache but may have a variety of other symptoms, including cough, myalgia, arthralgia, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, photophobia and altered conscious state. The fever may occur every 48 hours or continuously with intermittent peaks. The clinical presentation can vary substantially, depending on the level of parasitaemia and the immune status of the patient. Atypical presentations, leading to misdiagnosis as gastroenteritis, hepatitis or urinary infection are common. Asymptomatic parasitaemia is a frequent finding in semi-immune adults, hence the detection of parasites in peripheral blood should not abort...


The bladder lesions may calcify or deform. Sloughing and ulceration of the bladder mucosa may occur in the early phase of the disease and chronic ulceration may occur during chronic infection. Both acute inflammation and chronic scar formation can lead to unilateral or bilateral obstruction of the ureters. Chronic stasis in the urinary tract also predisposes to renal calculi and recurrent urinary infections, particularly with Salmonella (Young et al., 1973).

Patient preparation

Endometrial Biopsy Prep

Anal and rectal pathology that may preclude insertion of the ultrasound probe. One study found that bacteremia and bacter-iuria occurred in 44 and 16 of men, respectively, following TRUS-guided biopsy of the prostate. In one double-blind, randomized controlled trial,78 prophylactic antibiotic administration significantly reduced the complications of fever and urinary tract infection compared with placebo. More than two In 1995, it was recommended that utilizing the sextant biopsy method but directing the biopsies in a more lateral direction would enhance the cancer biopsy yield.85'86 Subsequently, it was observed that the sextant biopsy strategy missed 15 of prostate cancers compared with a more extensive biopsy strategy involving additional biopsies of both hypoechoic lesions as well as irregular echogenic lesions with an indistinct border between the peripheral and transition zones.87 In this same study, an additional 8-10 systematic biopsies were taken, depending on the gland size....

Urinary Tract Issues

Women are prone to urinary tract infections during travel. Infection can be caused by a number of factors, including dehydration, less frequent urination due to a lack of convenient toilets, fewer available facilities for hygiene, and an increase in sexual activity. Women of all ages should be taught the symptoms of a urinary tract infection and how to treat it with oral antibiotics and a urinary analgesic agent (see Table 24.16). Measures to prevent urinary tract infections include instructions for female travelers to stay well hydrated and to urinate, whether or not the bladder is full, wherever there is convenient access to a public toilet. Some women find the squatting position, necessary to make use of a pit toilet or the outdoors, to be a difficult maneuver. Women should consider attire that would facilitate this stance and add some privacy, such as a loosely cut skirt. A number of plastic and paper funnels have been designed to assist women to urinate in the standing position....