Category: Urology

Jun 09

NSAIDs as treatment for uncomplicated urinary tract infections

Gagyor et al. BMJ 2015 Dec 23;351:h6544.
NSAIDs should not be recommended as a first line treatment for uncomplicated UTIs in women. Compared to empirical antibiotics, women experienced a significantly greater burden of UTI symptoms.

Aug 19

Can cranberry prevent UTIs?

Barbosa-Cesnik C, et al. Cranberry juice fails to prevent recurrent urinary tract infection: results from a randomised placebo-controlled trial. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2011; 52(1): 23-30
Cranberry juice is unlikely to be an effective prophylactic for recurrent urinary tract infections in young women.

Feb 07

Predicting the need for imaging in febrile urinary tract infections

van Nieuwkoop C, et al. Predicting the need for radiologic imaging in adults with febrile urinary tract infection. CID 2010;51(11):1266–1272
A simple clinical prediction rule may predict patients with febrile urinary tract infection who would not benefit from radiologic imaging.

Feb 04

PSA at age 60 and death or metastasis from prostate cancer

Vickers AJ, et al. PSA concentration at age 60 and death or metastasis from prostate cancer: case-control study. BMJ 2010;341:c4521
Men aged 60 years with a PSA < 1.0 ng/mL have less than a 0.5% risk of prostate cancer metastasis or prostate cancer death by age 85.