Urological Infections

The 2016 Urological Infections Guidelines document consists of the first completed sections of a new Urological Infections Guideline formulated following new EAU guideline production methodology. Subsequent sections will be added over the next year to cover the key clinical questions. In the interim, the previous 2015 guidelines are available in the Urological Infections Guidelines Archive for sections not yet contained in the new guideline.

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R. Pickard (Chair), R. Bartoletti, T.E. Bjerklund-Johansen, G. Bonkat, F. Bruyère, M. Çek, M. Grabe, P. Tenke, F. Wagenlehner, B. Wullt
Guidelines Associates: T. Cai, B. Köves, A. Pilatz, B. Pradere, R. Veeratterapillay

1.INTRODUCTION

1.1.Aim and objectives

The European Association of Urology (EAU) Urological Infections Guidelines Panel has compiled these clinical guidelines to provide medical professionals with evidence-based information and recommendations for the prevention and treatment of urological infections. These guidelines also aim to address the important public health aspects of infection control and antibiotic stewardship. Separate EAU guidelines documents are available addressing paediatric urological infections [1] and infections in patients with neurological urinary tract dysfunction [2].

It must be emphasised that clinical guidelines present the best evidence available to the experts. However, following guideline recommendations will not necessarily result in the best outcome. Guidelines can never replace clinical expertise when making treatment decisions for individual patients, but rather help to focus decisions - also taking personal values and preferences/individual circumstances of patients into account.

1.2.Panel composition

The EAU Urological Infections Guidelines Panel consists of an international group of urologists with particular expertise in this area. All experts involved in the production of this document have submitted potential conflict of interest statements, which can be viewed on the EAU website Uroweb: http://uroweb.org/guideline/urological-infections/

1.3.Available publications

A quick reference document (Pocket Guidelines) is available, both in print and in a number of versions for mobile devices. These are abridged versions, which may require consultation together with the full text version. All documents are accessible through the EAU website Uroweb: http://uroweb.org/guideline/urological-infections/

1.4.Publication history

The Urological Infections Guidelines were first published in 2001. This 2016 document consists of the first completed sections of an entirely new Urological Infections Guideline formulated following new EAU guideline production methodology. Subsequent sections will be added over the next three years to cover the key clinical questions. In the interim, the previous 2015 guidelines will be available through the EAU website Uroweb for sections not yet contained in the new guideline, http://uroweb.org/guideline/urological-infections/.

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