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1

What is the incidence of UTI in kids?

infants <3 months boys more common due to anatomic abnormalities
preschool girls more due to hygiene problems

2

Why does the incidence of UTIs in men increase over the age of 65?

BPH, urinary retention, incontinence, institutionalization

3

What kinds of microbes are involved in long term vs. short term CAUTI?

long term - polymicrobial
short term - monomicrobial

4

What are host defenses against UTIs?

vaginal pH <4.5
pH and high urea of urine
free unobstructed flow of urine
Tamm-Horsfall proteins from renal tubular cells capture bacteria with Type I fimbrae

5

What is the main mechanism of UTIs in children?

vesicoureteral reflux

6

What are red flags that can suggest an underlying anatomic abnormality in kids with UTIs?

recurrent inf
palpable kidney or poor urinary stream
unusual organisms
bacteremia or clinical sepsis
failure to respond within 48 hours
older boy
known dilation or abnormality of urinary tract on sonogram

7

Why do women get UTIs much more commonly than men?

shorter urethra
less distance from urethra to anus or vagina

8

What is the biggest risk factor for UTI in young women?

sex - transient urethral edema and obstruction of urinary flow
normal flora impacted by spermicides and recent antimicrobial exposure

9

What are risk factors for UTIs in older women?

post menopause - hormonal mucosal changes
urinary incontinence, antibiotic exposure, history of previous UTI
also still sex

10

How does pregnancy impact the risk for UTIs?

urinary retention and stasis due to enlarging uterus
ureteral compression (R>L)
loss of ureteral and bladder tone causes stasis
vecisoureteral reflex

11

Which bacteria cause UTIs in pregnant women in order from most common to least?

E. Coli
Klebsiella
Enterobacter
Proteus
Group B strep

12

What is the normal response of UTIs in pregnancy to treatment with antibiotics and what are some complications?

Should resolve w/i 48-72 hrs
nephrolithiasis
intrarenal abscess
perinephric abscess
resistance to antibiotics
alveolar injury can cause ARDS and edema

13

How do catheters cause UTIs?

if more than 30 days, bacteriuria is universal
disrupt epithelial mucosa and expose binding sites
biofilms form from exopolysaccharides
recognized by bacterial adhesins

14

What are adhesins associated with uropathogenic strains of E coli?

p fimbrae involved in invading kidney
type I fimbrae - mannose sensitive, more often in lower tract inf than upper UTI

15

What are toxins associated with uropathogenic strains of E coli?

hemolysin - injury to neutrophils and uroepithelial cells, children with UTIs and adults with upper UTIs
CNF1 - causes cytoskeleton rearrangement in host cells and apoptosis in bladder cells
Secreted autotransporters (Tsh, Sat, Pic) - serine protease activity

16

How do siderophores play a role in uropathogenic E coli?

allow bacteria to acquire host iron

17

What are uncomplicated UTIs?

women without anatomic abnormalities
usually monomicrobial
usually enteric GNRs, occasionally CAN staph or enterococci

18

What are complicated UTIs?

any male patient
female patient with other risk factors - obstruction, instrumentation, pregnancy
mono or poly microbial
children

19

What pathogens are associated with UTIs in children?

neonates have group B strep
if proteus, s aureus, or CAN staph found - consider anatomic abnormalities or immunodeficiency

20

What does the differential diagnosis of UTIs include?

vaginitis, urethritis (esp due to STDs like chlamydia), structural urethral abnormalities, PID, nephrolithiasis, appendicitis, prostatitis

21

What kinds of symptoms do children with UTIs present with?

nonspecific signs like fever, fussiness, diarrhea, constipation, vomiting, poor feeding, enuresis, prolonged neonatal jaundice
no rash

22

What does a dipstick urinalysis detect?

specific gravity, pH, leukocyte esterase, blood, nitrite, bilirubin, urobilinogen, protein, glucose

23

What does the microscopic exam of urinalysis detect?

Red cells, white cells, casts, crystals

24

What do cell casts in a UTI suggest?

kidney involvement

25

How does the nitrite test in urinalysis work?

nitrate in diet converted to nitrite by most bacteria
must be in bladder 4 hrs to happen - can get false negative

26

How does pyuria detection work in urinalysis?

generally leukocytes >5 WBC/hpf in true UTI
sterile pyuria can be in urine contamination, chronic interstitial nephritis, kidney stones, uroepithelial tumors, interstitial cystitis, rarely renal tuberculosis or inf like chlamydia

27

What agars are used in urine cultures?

sheep blood - nonselective
MacConkey - isolates gram- and differentiates lactose fermenting from non fermenting
CNA - isolates gram+

28

What CFU is suggestive of infection rather than contamination?

at least 10^5
some symptomatic women with pyuria will have inf with lower colony counts (still at least 10^2)
lower colony counts may represent true inf in those already being treated and men

29

If a patient with a catheter is symptomatic, what colony counts define a UTI?

>10^5 regardless of urinalysis results
>10^3 with evidence of pyuria

30

How are urine specimens collected in children?

no clean catch
catheterization or suprapubic aspiration

31

In children, what urine culture results indicate UTI?

symptoms PLUS pyuria or bacteriuria PLUS >10^4 bacteria

32

How are imaging tests used in UTIs?

not indicated for cystitis
considered in early eval of pyelonephritis
Ultrasound or CT can see abscess, urolithiasis, anatomic complications

33

What population should always receive imaging?

afebrile infants with UTI - renal and bladder ultrasonography
VCUG based on ultrasound results, if recurrent febrile UTIs, or hydronephrosis and scarring

34

What are the generic principles of treating UTIs?

treat asymptomatic only in pregnant - reduces risk of symptomatic - or about to undergo urologic procedures
if pyelonephritis - antibiotic should have systemic distribution, not concentrate in urine (no nitrofurantoin)
no ampicillin alone for E coli