Shirley, an 82-year-old female with a previous history of pelvic wall/floor collapse/prolapse and frequent and chronic recurrent UTI’s, required bladder mesh surgery.
Shirley developed a UTI, and antibiotics were administered. Culture and sensitivity testing was ordered, and Shirley was hospitalized after 3-4 days with fever and worsening symptoms.
Another urinalysis was performed, which confirmed a UTI, and creatinine was high upon Shirley’s admission to hospital. Another culture and sensitivity test was ordered. Results of both culture and sensitivity tests were inconclusive.
Shirley was treated with systemic antibiotics and released after creatinine came back down to normal in 5 days.