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Critical review of current definitions of urinary tract infections and proposal of an EAU/ESIU classification system

Johansen, Truls E. Bjerklund; Botto, Henry; Cek, Mete; Grabe, Magnus LU ; Tenke, Peter; Wagenlehner, Florian M. E. and Naber, Kurt G. (2011) In International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents 38(Suppl.). p.64-70
Abstract
Classification of urinary tract infections (UTI) is important for clinical decisions, research, quality measurement and teaching. Current definitions of UTI are above all based on the concept of the two main categories, complicated and uncomplicated UTI. The category "complicated UTI" especially is very heterogeneous and not always clear. We propose the EAU/ESIU classification system ORENUC based on the clinical presentation of the UTI, categorisation of risk factors and availability of appropriate antimicrobial therapy, which finally may result in the definition of UTI severity groups. (C) 2011 Elsevier B. V. and the International Society of Chemotherapy. All rights reserved.
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Classification, Urinary tract infection, Cystitis, Pyelonephritis, Urosepsis, Risk factors
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International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
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38
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Suppl.
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64 - 70
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Elsevier
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1872-7913
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10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2011.09.009
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English
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  author       = {Johansen, Truls E. Bjerklund and Botto, Henry and Cek, Mete and Grabe, Magnus and Tenke, Peter and Wagenlehner, Florian M. E. and Naber, Kurt G.},
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  keyword      = {Classification,Urinary tract infection,Cystitis,Pyelonephritis,Urosepsis,Risk factors},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {Suppl.},
  pages        = {64--70},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents},
  title        = {Critical review of current definitions of urinary tract infections and proposal of an EAU/ESIU classification system},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2011.09.009},
  volume       = {38},
  year         = {2011},
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