Instructional Course - Requires Course Pass or Individual Course Ticket, Additional Registration Required
Preventing and treating uro-genital infections is becoming more challenging. This course provides proven and practical approaches to improve clinical outcomes.
Urologists must deal with markedly increased antibiotic resistance rates, more severe infections, more and larger urological interventions and elderly and sicker patients who expect better and better outcomes. Yesterday’s strategies do not work in 2019! Novel antibiotic agents need to be discussed for their appropriate indications.
Our patients have often multiple complicating factors, leading to persistent or recurrent uro-genital infections. We focus on practical, evidence-based strategies to improve the diagnosis and clinical management of uro-genital infections. We identify and explain the most effective guidelines and best practices to help you optimize patient outcomes.
We employ a proven case-study approach. Highly experienced urologists involved in guidelines work, provide international perspectives to help you improve management of common and uncommon urological problems. We will provide algorithms and treatment options for the most difficult patient populations who fail therapy or who have complicating factors that are not considered by current guidelines. The underlying clinical thread in these case studies is to provide guidelines, best practices and management strategies for the special patient populations managed by urologists.
This course provides a concise update covering clinical strategies for antibiotic prophylaxis, diagnosis and point of care apporaches, patient classification and clinical management of benign and the most severe uro-genital infections. We consider management of: asymptomatic bacteriuria, cystitis, uncomplicated and complicated pyelonephritis, urosepsis, patients with catheters, children, pregnant women and complex patients who do not fit current guidelines. Preventing and treating prostate biopsy related infections will be covered. Principles of antibiotic stewardship will be implemented. We will provide recommendations to help you improve management of patients who fail recommended antimicrobial prophylaxis.