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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 204-207

Bedside strategy to prevent postrenal transplant urinary tract infection-non randomised, case control pilot study

Department of Nephrology, Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Nadiad, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mital Parikh
A/5 Vrundavan Park Society, VIP Road, Karelibaug, Vadodara - 390 018, Gujarat
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijot.ijot_62_19

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Background: Post renal transplant UTI is very common, increasing the morbidity and mortality with high chances of graft failure. Majority of centres use prophylactic antibioitcs like TMP-SMX after renal transplantation within first 6 months. Aims and Objectives: To understand the incidence of UTI and it's risk factors, to compare the effectiveness of using individual commode in decreasing incidence of post transplant UTI with historical cohort of renal transplant recipients. Materials and Methods: 25 patients were recruited from April 01, 2017, to June 01, 2017. They were encouraged to bring along a portable commode to use it during their stay as well as at home after discharge and followed for 1 month for presence of urinary tract infection. Results: 6 patients had culture proven UTI(24%) in historical cohort while no patient had UTI in study group using commode(0%). Conclusion: Individualizing personal waste disposal techniques using disposable bedside commode is an effective and economical strategy.

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