Path Week 10 discussion question - Michele Moritz Initial Post Week 10 Urinary Tract Infection According to Huether and McCance(2012 urinary tract

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Michele MoritzInitial Post Week 10Urinary Tract InfectionAccording to Huether and McCance (2012), urinary tract infections (UTI) can happen in the urethra, prostate, bladder, ureter, or kidney anywhere along the urinary tract. Many disorderscan affect the renal and urinary function; the most common type of urinary dysfunction is infection of the bladder (cystitis) (Huether & McCance, 2012). UTI’s can be considered upper orlower. An upper UTI’s are pyelonephritis, intra-renal abscess, perinephric abscess, and lower UTI’s are cystitis, urethritis, and prostatitis (Sobieszczyk, n.d.). Bacteria present in the gut flora cause the urinary epithelium to become inflamed which results in a UTI (Huether & McCance, 2012). Pathophysiology (UTI)There are two main microorganisms that cause UTI’s they are Escherichia coli, and Staphylococcus saprophyticus (Huether & McCance, 2012). According to Hooton (20012), potential urinary pathogens from the bowel and/or from inoculation during sexual activity go
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