(Answered) NR 601 Week 6 Discussion 2:Urologic Concerns in the Maturing and Older Adult Discussion

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Men and women both can experience urologic concerns with aging. This week’s presentations and readings covered urologic concerns and common problems.¬†Utilize the national guidelines and scholarly references to develop your responses.

Urinary Tract Infections

  • What risk factors contribute to the development of a UTI in men versus women?
  • In which sex is a UTI more concerning and why?
  • It is important to know when to treat a UTI and when not to treat. Is there a particular situation where you would not treat a UTI?

BPH

As a provider it is essential for you to know to interpret DRE findings and what your next step should be. The American Urology Association has specific recommendations based on age. Be sure you know these because the guidelines will guide your patient counseling and treatment plan.

  • What does the AUA state about drawing PSA levels?
  • If you do decide to draw a level what specific counseling should you include in your education today?

Solution:

What risk factors contribute to the development of a UTI in men versus women?

There are various risk factors that contribute to the development of UTI in men and women. In men, the main risk factors include enlarged prostate gland, kidney stones, diabetes, and bladder catheter insertion (Foxman, 2014). Additionally, health conditions that affect the immune system may also increase the risk of developing UTI in men. On the other hand, in women, the risks factors of development of UTI include multiple sexual partners, certain types of birth controls such as diaphragm and condoms, and menopause. Moreover, according to Thoureen, Scott, Best and Lovecchio (2015), pregnant women are also at a higher risk of developing UTI due to incomplete bladder emptying.

In which sex is a UTI more concerning and why?

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