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Cystites aiguës
- Réf : Prog Urol, 2008, 18, 9-13, suppl. 1001


The management of uncomplicated lower urinary tract infections (UTI) implicate to look for risk factors and complications. Bacterial or radiological exams are not recommanded and short course of antibiotic is effective for treating uncomplicated UTI. Complicated UTI needs clinical, bacteriological and radiological exams, longer treatments are recommanded. Recurrent UTI definition is precised in these guidelines.

- Réf : Prog Urol, 2008, 18, 4-8, suppl. 1001


Urinary tract infections are frequent. The aim of these guidelines is to improve the management of urionary tract infections. Increasing antibiotic prescriptions may increase bacterial drug resistance. Asymptomatic bacteriuria, bacterial count, pyuria are defined and the clinical value of the bacterial culture and urinary dipstick test are discussed. The good antibiotic use depends on bacteriological, pharmaceutical, patient characteristics and economic findings which are precised in these guidelines.

- Réf : Prog Urol, 2008, 18, 1-3, suppl. 1001


Prostatites aiguës
- Réf : Prog Urol, 2008, 18, 19-23, suppl. 1001


A urinary infection in a febrile man is classiquely defined as a prostatitis. Investigation exams look for complicating factors or post voiding residual which should be drained. Antibiotic treatment should begin with a fluroquinolone or cephalosporin gr 3 for 3 to 6 weeks.

Pyélonéphrites aiguës
- Réf : Prog Urol, 2008, 18, 14-18, suppl. 1001


The initial management of pyelonephritis needs to look for complicating factors. Ultrasound and X ray of the abdomen are able to rule out a urinary dilatation or a stone. The treatment is then surgical with renal drainage. Additional investigations such as a CT scan should be performed in patients with complicating factors or recurrence. In uncomplicated pyelonephritis a ambulatory treatment with 2 weeks of fluoroquinolones or cephalosporine Gr3 is sufficient. More severe cases should be admitted to a hospital and treated with initial cephalosporin Gr 3 plus aminoside for 3 to 6 weeks.