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Australian Institute of Sport and the Australian Paralympic Committee position statement: urinary tract infection in spinal cord injured athletes
  1. Stacey Compton1,
  2. Larissa Trease2,
  3. Corey Cunningham3,
  4. David Hughes4
  1. 1Sports Medicine, Australian Institute of Sport, Bruce, Australia
  2. 2Rowing Australia, Melbourne, Australia
  3. 3Sports Medicine, Australian Paralympic Team, Sydney, Australia
  4. 4Sports Medicine, Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Stacey Compton, Australian Institute of Sport, Leverrier Crescent, Bruce, ACT 2167, Australia; stacey.compton{at}uqconnect.edu.au

Abstract

Patients with spinal cord injuries are at increased risk of developing symptomatic urinary tract infections. Current evidence-based knowledge regarding prevention and treatment of urinary tract infection in the spinal cord injured population is limited. There are currently no urinary tract infection prevention and management guidelines specifically targeted towards elite spinal cord injured athletes. This position statement represents a set of recommendations intended to provide clinical guidelines for sport and exercise medicine physicians and other healthcare providers for the prevention and treatment of urinary tract infection in spinal cord injured athletes. It has been endorsed by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC).

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