Urinary Tract Infection in Kennedy Krieger Institute Patients

Principal Investigator: Harolyn Belcher

Urinary tract infections (UTI) are one of the most common bacterial infections (Schappert & Rechtsteiner, 2008; Litwin et al., 2005). Data from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey estimated that UTI caused 8.1 million physicians visits (Schappert & Rechtsteiner, 2008). Children with spina bifida (SB) and spinal cord injury (SCI) are at high risk for UTI (Ouyang et al., 2010; Nair et al., 2005). The purpose of this retrospective study is to examine the organisms associated with UTI in the population of children treated in Kennedy Krieger Institute out-patient and sub-acute hospital setting who have spina bifida and spinal cord injury. This is a retrospective review of previously collected clinical data which will be de-identified for this research study.