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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.

Bradley L. Schlaggar, M.D., Ph.D., Named President and CEO of Kennedy Krieger Institute

We’re thrilled to welcome Bradley L. Schlaggar, M.D., Ph.D., to the Kennedy Krieger family as our next President and CEO.
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