Thursday, August 29, 2013

TOPIC DISCUSSION: Risk factors for UTI in Transplant patients

What are independent risk factors for early urinary tract infections in renal transplants?

1. Female Gender
2. Prolonged use of foley
3. Stent use
4. Older age
5. Delayed Graft function.

These findings are summarized in a recent study by Lee et al. Interestingly, they also found that untreated UTI was associated with risk of acute cellular rejection.

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