Optimizing the Treatment of Complicated UTIs Podcast (2021)

This podcast episode aims to address the educational gaps surrounding complicated urinary tract infections (UTIs). The ability for urologic practitioners to diagnose, treat, and manage UTIs has evolved due to additional insights into the pathophysiology of complicated UTIs. There is a need to provide education on the adverse effects of antimicrobial therapy, rising rates of bacterial antimicrobial resistance, and the most effective treatment options for complicated UTIs. Treatment options, including the most current and safe antibiotic regimens, will be discussed.


This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from:

Spero Therapeutics

    Target Audience

    • Urologist
    • Resident
    • Advanced Practice Provider (Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants)

    Learning Objectives

    At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

    1. Differentiate between simple (uncomplicated) and complicated UTIs and broad differences in management strategies between these two type of infections.
    2. Review the current treatment options for complicated UTIs, including oral, and parenteral (intravenous and intramuscular) treatments.
    3. Define the similarities and differences between the various treatment options for complicated UTIs and incorporate shared decision making in UTI management
    4. Describe the concept of antibiotic stewardship, treating patients with the safest methods possible, thereby decreasing associated morbidity and adverse sequalae.
    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    • 0.50 Non-Physician Participation
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 

    Education Council Disclosures

    PDF iconEducation Council Disclosures June 2021.pdf

    COI Review Work Group Disclosures

    PDF iconCOI Review Work Group Disclosures 2021.pdf

    AUA Office of Education Staff has nothing to disclose.

    All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated


    Jay Raman, MD, FACS

    has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.
    Podcast Co-Host(s)

    A. Ackerman, MD,PhD

    has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.


    Learners will participate in this online educational activity by listening to the podcast and completing the post-test and evaluation. To claim CME credit for this enduring material, learners must complete the post-test, passing with 80% accuracy, and submit the program evaluation.

    Estimated time to complete this activity: 0.50 hours

    Release Date: November, 2021
    Expiration Date: November, 2022


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    Available Credit

    • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    • 0.50 Non-Physician Participation
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