Prostatitis is the inflammation of the prostate that may be caused by infection, chronic pelvic pain syndrome or asymptomatic prostate inflammation.
Prominent features are genitourinary, pelvic or rectal pain and lower urinary tract symptoms, eg urinary frequency, urgency, hesitancy, weak stream and straining on urination, dysuria, pain that increased with urination.
A spectrum of disorders that affect men whose symptoms are referable to the lower urogenital tract & perineum
Etiologic agents are the same for both acute bacterial prostatitis (ABP) & chronic bacterial prostatitis (CBP) & include E coli (most commonly isolated pathogen), Enterococcus sp, Klebsiella sp, Proteus sp, P aeruginosa, C trachomatis, U urealyticum, T vaginalis
Immune-deficient or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patients may have pathogens such as S typhi, M avium, M tuberculosis, Candida sp, C immitis, B dermatitidis, H capsulatum
Signs and Symptoms
Prominent features are genitourinary, pelvic or rectal pain & lower urinary tract symptoms, eg urinary frequency, urgency, hesitancy, weak stream & straining on urination, dysuria, pain that increased w/ urination
Dr. Hsu Li Yang, Dr. Tan Thuan Tong, Dr. Andrea Kwa,
08 Jan 2021
Antimicrobial resistance has become increasingly dire as the rapid emergence of drug resistance, especially gram-negative pathogens, has outpaced the development of new antibiotics. At a recent virtual symposium, Dr Hsu Li Yang, Vice Dean (Global Health) and Programme Leader (Infectious Diseases), NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, presented epidemiological data on multidrug-resistant (MDR) gram-negative bacteria (GNB) in Asia, while Dr Tan Thuan Tong, Head and Senior Consultant, Department of Infectious Diseases, Singapore General Hospital (SGH), focused on the role of ceftazidime-avibactam in MDR GNB infections. Dr Andrea Kwa, Assistant Director of Research, Department of Pharmacy, SGH, joined the panel in an interactive fireside chat, to discuss challenges, practical considerations, and solutions in MDR gram-negative infections. This Pfizer-sponsored symposium was chaired by Dr Ng Shin Yi, Head and Senior Consultant of Surgical Intensive Care, SGH.