Patrick Duff

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Acute Cystitis

Acute Cystitis in Pregnancy (Symptomatic Bladder Infection in Pregnancy) 1. What every clinician should know Clinical features and incidence Acute cystitis occurs in approximately 2-3% of pregnant women. The disorder is characterized by urinary urgency, frequency, dysuria, suprapubic discomfort and, in some patients, a low-grade fever. Gross hematuria may also be evident. Patients with cystitis…

Infections of the Female Pelvis

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has pelvic inflammatory disease? What should you expect to find? The usual clinical manifestations of acute pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) are fever, moderate to severe bilateral pelvic pain, and a purulent vaginal discharge. The discharge is actually emanating from the cervix but is…

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