Access now: “Living textbook” on infections

17 December 2020

Through the collaborative efforts of the EAU Section of Infections in Urology (ESIU), ZB MED – Information Center for Life Sciences, and the German Medical Science (GMS), a “living textbook” came to fruition. The newly-published “Urogenital Infections and Inflammations” is an open-access book which is continually updated with the latest developments, literature synthesis per topic, recommendations based on levels of evidence for contemporary clinical practice, and research suggestions.

This “living textbook” is comprised of 26 sections that cover infections and inflammations of the kidney, urinary tract, and genital tracts taking into account pathogenesis, diagnostics, treatment, prophylaxis and future aspects.

Each section is overseen by two co-chairs who are responsible for peer review of each chapter. A chapter includes a background of a topic background and highlights critical evidence relating to the subject.

Sections consist of topics such as:

  • Antibiotic usage and stewardship
  • Classification of urinary tract infections
  • Urinary tract infections with extraurogenital risk factors
  • Nosocomial and health-care associated urinary tract infections
  • Chronic prostatis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome
  • Current and future antibiotics for urogenital tract infections, and many more.

Esteemed experts Prof. Truls E. Bjerklund Johansen, Prof. Yong-Hyun Cho, Prof. John Krieger, Prof. Tetsuro Matsumoto, Prof. Kurt G. Naber, Prof. Daniel Shoskes and Prof. Florian Wagenlehner who make up the editorial team consider the book a useful instrument for physicians of varying specialties.

Urogenital Infections and Inflammations” also represents an update of the “Urogenital Infections” which was published in 2010.

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