Posts Tagged ‘urology/prostate disease’

Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection

Posted by • June 3rd, 2016

Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common device-associated infection in the United States and one of the most common health care–associated infections worldwide. Preventing health care–associated infection in general, and catheter-associated UTI in particular, has emerged as a priority in the United States, with government agencies taking a lead role. The Agency for Healthcare… Read More…

A Man with Dyspnea and Chest Pain

Posted by • March 25th, 2016

In every patient with a large pulmonary embolus, one may consider the possibility that the embolus is caused by a benign cardiac tumor, primary cardiac cancer, or a metastasis to the heart. A 29-year-old man presented with severe dyspnea and chest pain on the right side. Computed tomographic angiography revealed a filling defect in the main and… Read More…

Urinary Tract Infections in Older Men

Posted by • February 12th, 2016

Urinary tract infection in men without indwelling catheters is uncommon among men younger than 60 years of age, but the incidence increases substantially among men 60 years of age or older. Effective treatment of urinary tract infection in men requires determining whether the infection site is the kidney, bladder, or prostate; the duration and choice of therapy… Read More…