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Prevention and management of urosepsis triggered by ureteroscopy

Authors Scotland KB, Lange D

Received 4 October 2017

Accepted for publication 12 April 2018

Published 5 July 2018 Volume 2018:10 Pages 43—49

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/RRU.S128071

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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Amy Norman

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Jan Colli


Kymora B Scotland, Dirk Lange

Department of Urologic Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Abstract: Urosepsis is a potentially life-threatening phenomenon that may occur after an ureteroscopic procedure. With the increasingly widespread adoption of ureteroscopy, there is a concern that the rates of urosepsis may increase. This review examines the current work being undertaken to minimize postprocedure infections both in the field of device development and in clinical care. Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of urosepsis will be discussed.

Keywords: urosepsis, sepsis, urinary tract infection, ureteroscopy, ureteroscope, ureteral stent

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