TY - CHAP A1 - Sara M. Soto A2 - Francesc Marco A3 - Elisabet Guiral A4 - Jordi Vila ED1 - Ahmad Nikibakhsh Y1 - 2011-09-06 PY - 2011 T1 - Biofilm Formation in Uropathogenic Escherichia coli Strains: Relationship with Urovirulence Factors and Antimicrobial Resistance N2 - Complicated urinary tract infections (cUTIs) are a major cause of hospital admissions and are associated with significant morbidity and health care costs. Knowledge of baseline risk of urinary tract infection can help clinicians make informed diagnostic and therapeutic decisions. Prevalence rates of UTI vary by age, gender, race, and other predisposing risk factors. In this regard, this book provides comprehensive information on etiology, epidemiology, immunology, pathology, pathogenic mechanisms, symptomatology, investigation and management of urinary tract infection. Chapters cover common problems in urinary tract infection and put emphasis on the importance of making a correct clinical decision and choosing the appropriate therapeutic approach. Topics are organized to address all of the major complicated conditions frequently seen in urinary tract infection. The authors have paid particular attention to urological problems like the outcome of patients with vesicoureteric reflux, the factors affecting renal scarring, obstructive uropathy, voiding dysfunction and catheter associated problems. This book will be indispensable for all professionals involved in the medical care of patients with urinary tract infection. BT - Clinical Management of Complicated Urinary Tract Infection SP - Ch. 10 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/24626 DO - 10.5772/24626 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-11-28 ER -