Editorial: Infections of the Genital Tract The current issue of the EAU-EBU Update Series provides an overview of infections of the genital tract. Infections of the genital tract, i.e. urethritis, epididymitis and prostatitis, are common conditions and pose daily problems in urology outpatients. However, changes in epidemiology and resistance as well as improved diagnostic methods often lead to changes in clinical practice. This is why updates are needed.
Urethritis in Men and Women Urethritis is usually caused by sexually transmissible organisms so that examination and treatment of sexual partners is necessary. Urethritis is diagnosed by stains of urethral swabs or urine or by nucleic acid amplification techniques. In non-gonococcal urethritis a causative organism can often not be isolated. Antibiotic treatment is usually calculated.
Acute and Chronic Epididymitis This article provides a comprehensive overview of acute and chronic epididymitis. From a clinical point of view, recent definitions, epidemiologic data, diagnostic considerations, as well as medical and surgical therapy are discussed with regard to current international guidelines.
Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections We summarise different management options for the prevention and treatment of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs). Systemic antibiotic treatment is indicated only for symptomatic CAUTIs, and not for catheter-related asymptomatic bacteriuria. The most effective prevention methods are to avoid unnecessary catheterisation and to remove catheters as soon as possible.
Infections of the Genital Tract: Human Papillomavirus–Related Infections This review explores the molecular biology and epidemiology of human papillomavirus (HPV) infections; the diseases linked to it; and current prevention strategies, including the potential role of vaccination. There is an urgent need for more data on the incidence and persistence of HPV at the different anatomic sites, the incidence of external genital lesions, and the types of HPV in these lesions.
Prostatitis and its Management Prostatitis has been classified in infectious and inflammatory prostate-related entities. Microbiological analysis plays a fundamental role in diagnosis of infectious prostatitis. For diagnosis and therapy of Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome, a multimodal approach is necessary in order to diagnose and treat the symptoms which may not be related to the prostate.
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