Pediatric Nephrology in the ICU

pp 163-170


  • G. AbuazzaAffiliated withDivision of Pediatric Nephrology, University of Kentucky Children's Hospital
  • , C. NelsonAffiliated withDivision of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Kentucky Children's Hospital

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Core Messages

  • The development of bacteremia from a urinary focus is called urosepsis.

  • Urosepsis as a result of urinary tract infection (UTI) is commonly caused by Gram-negative bacteria.

  • Early identification and treatment of urosepsis in infants and children is very crucial.

  • Urosepsis can lead to systemic symptoms that may result in multiorgan failure.

  • Patients with urosepsis who have systemic symptoms are best managed in the intensive care setting.

  • Optimum management of urosepsis requires collaboration between several subspecialties.