Urinary tract infections following radical cystectomy and urinary diversion: a review of 1133 patients.

Research paper by Thomas G TG Clifford, Behrod B Katebian, Christine M CM Van Horn, Soroush T ST Bazargani, Jie J Cai, Gus G Miranda, Siamak S Daneshmand, Hooman H Djaladat

Indexed on: 27 Jan '18Published on: 27 Jan '18Published in: World Journal of Urology


To investigate the incidence and microbiology of urinary tract infection (UTI) within 90 days following radical cystectomy (RC) and urinary diversion.We reviewed 1133 patients who underwent RC for bladder cancer at our institution between 2003 and 2013; 815 patients (72%) underwent orthotopic diversion, 274 (24%) ileal conduit, and 44 (4%) continent cutaneous diversion. 90-day postoperative UTI incidence, culture results, antibiotic sensitivity/resistance and treatment were recorded through retrospective review. Fisher's exact test, Kruskal-Wallis test, and multivariable analysis were performed.A total of 151 urinary tract infections were recorded in 123 patients (11%) during the first 90 days postoperatively. 21/123 (17%) had multiple infections and 25 (20%) had urosepsis in this time span. Gram-negative rods were the most common etiology (54% of positive cultures). 52% of UTI episodes led to readmission. There was no significant difference in UTI rate, etiologic microbiology (Gram-negative rods, Gram-positive cocci, fungi), or antibiotic sensitivity and resistance patterns between diversion groups. Resistance to quinolones was evident in 87.5% of Gram-positive and 35% of Gram-negative bacteria. In multivariable analysis, Charlson Comorbidity Index > 2 was associated with higher 90-day UTI rate (OR = 1.8, 95% CI 1.1-2.9, p = 0.05) and Candida UTI (OR 5.6, 95% CI 1.6-26.5, p = 0.04).UTI is a common complication and cause of readmission following radical cystectomy and urinary diversion. These infections are commonly caused by Gram-negative rods. High comorbidity index is an independent risk factor for postoperative UTI, but diversion type is not.