Journal Article

Is It Time to Abandon the Use of Amphotericin B Bladder Irrigation?

Richard H. Drew, Rebekah R. Arthur and John R. Perfect

Edited by Ellie J.C. Goldstein

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 40, issue 10, pages 1465-1470
Published in print May 2005 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online May 2005 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/429722
Is It Time to Abandon the Use of Amphotericin B Bladder Irrigation?

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In this article, we review the issues surrounding funguria and its management. With this background, the value of bladder irrigation with amphotericin B for the management of funguria is directly examined. Amphotericin B bladder irrigation is used frequently in clinical practice. Although its use is not standardized, there are multiple studies that attempt to show the impact on funguria management. These bladder irrigations have been used either for treatment of funguria or (less commonly) as a diagnostic test in attempts to identify upper urinary tract disease. Despite their widespread therapeutic use and relative safety, it is not clear from our experience and a review of the literature that amphotericin B bladder irrigations have any diagnostic or therapeutic value. The patient may be best served by removal of the urinary catheter, if possible, rather than by instillation of bladder irrigation with amphotericin B.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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