Physicians tend to Over-Treat Bacteria in Urine

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In a new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers from Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the MD Anderson Cancer Center have found that most of the physicians prescribe antibiotics whenever they see a positive urine culture. They do so, in the absence of any signs or symptoms of urinary tract infection, which is against the guidelines prescribed by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.   The researchers, led by Dr. Eugene Lin, carried...

Management of Urolithiasis : Stone Formation in the Urinary System

Physical Evaluation Costovertebral angle or lower abdominal tenderness. Urinalysis Complete blood count Electrolytes Renal functions. Indications for Urgent Intervention Presence of infection with urinary tract obstruction. B/L obstructing stones Solitary kidney Diagnosis Unenhanced helical CT scan is the investigation of choice. IVU was the gold standard but now has been replaced by CT. Plain abdominal radiograph can determine weather a stone is radio-opaque and can be used to...

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