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Uro Flash Vol-2 No-3, 2014

Uro Flash Vol-2 No-3, 2014

UTIs - so common in the population Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are widely prevalent in the population as one of the most common bacterial infections acquired in community and in hospitals, which makes them an important topic for the consulting physicians.1,4    The clinical spectrum of UTIs is extensive and encompasses wide ranging severity patterns, ranging from asymptomatic bacteriuria, to symptomatic and recurrent UTIs, to sepsis associated with UTI requiring hospitalization5  ; the infection being initially identified as upper and lower UTIs based on clinical presentation, and further differentiated as uncomplicated and complicated for ease of management.6,7    While a vast majority of…
Introduction The increased life-expectancy in today's world has resulted in a rapid increase in the aging population, mostly occurring in the developing nations. This demographic trend has alternatively raised an increased focus on continuing health of these elderly patients as they appear more prone to certain diseases, in part as a consequence of aging. Nonetheless, this alongside has opened new areas of interest that deviates from the earlier known physio-pathological constructs related to "normal" consequences of the aging process.1   For instance, the common urological complaints of an elderly male are now seen more preventable than inevitable ailments of the elderly;…