Clinical Trial Update

The Global Prevalence of Infections in Urology (GPUI) Study: A Worldwide Surveillance Study in Urology Patients

By: Florian Wagenlehnera , Zafer Tandogdub , Riccardo Bartolettic, Tommaso Caid, Mete Ceke, Ekaterina Kulchavenyaf, Béla Kövesg, Kurt Naberh, Tamara Perepanovai, Peter Tenkeg, Björn Wulltj, Florian Bogenhardk and Truls Erik Bjerklund Johansenl on behalf of the GPIU Investigators.

EU Focus, Volume 2 Issue 4, October 2016, Pages 345-347

Published online: 01 October 2016

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Take Home Message

The GPIU study is currently the only study registering health care–associated urogenital tract infections, especially in urology patients, in an ongoing surveillance protocol that can help to deliver data on adequate empirical antibiotic therapy in hospitalised urology patients according to guideline recommendations. The annual GPIU study will continue to be performed in November of each year under the URL


a Department of Urology, Paediatric Urology and Andrology, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany

b Northern Institute for Cancer Research, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

c Department of Experimental and Clinical medicine, University of Florence, Florence, Italy

d Department of Urology, Santa Chiara Regional Hospital, Trento, Italy

e Department of Urology, Trakya Medical School, Edirne, Turkey

f TB Research Institute, Novosibirsk, Russia

g Jahn Ferenc Dél-pesti Teaching Hospital, Budapest, Hungary

h Department of Urology, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany

i S.R. Urology Institute, Moscow, Russia

j Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Glycobiology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

k Department of Bioinformatics, Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen, Giessen, Germany

l Department of Urology, Oslo University, Oslo, Norway

Corresponding author. Department of Urology, Paediatric Urology and Andrology, Justus-Liebig-University, D-35392 Giessen, Germany. Tel. +49 641 98544500.

These authors contributed equally to this work.

The GPIU Investigators are listed in the Supplementary material.

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