- 590.9 Infection of kidney, unspecified
- Associated ICD-9-CM PT diagnoses/treatment diagnosis that may be directly related to urogenital (UG) disorders or consequences from bed rest, surgery, or inactivity or directly related to UG disorders specifically
- 315.4 Developmental coordination disorder
- 718.45 Contracture of joint, pelvic region and thigh
- 719.70 Difficulty in walking
- 728.2 Muscular wasting and disuse atrophy
- 728.89 Other disorders of muscle, ligament, and fascia
- 729.9 Other and unspecified disorders of soft tissue
- 780.7 Malaise and fatigue
- 781.2 Abnormality of gait
- 782.3 Edema
- 786.0 Dyspnea and respiratory abnormalities
- 786.05 Shortness of breath
- N15.9 Renal tubulointerstitial disease, unspecified
- As of January 2013, the APTA Guide to Physical Therapist Practice does not include practice patterns for organ system pathology; therefore, the associated or secondary musculoskeletal, cardiovascular/pulmonary, or potential neuromuscular patterns would be indicated.1
- Can occur in any component of the urinary system: upper UTIs (kidneys and ureters) and lower UTIs (urethra and bladder)
- Sudden onset of confusion in elderly without fever
- Severe pain with or without attempts at urination in males and females or no pain at all, especially in the elderly and children
- Changes in color, volume (decrease), and odor of urine
- Most common in bladder and urethra
- If spread to kidneys, symptoms more severe, and pain is located in the lower back with possible tenderness to palpation of the kidneys
- Difficulty urinating
- Painful urination
- Malodorous urine
- Pelvic pain in women
- Rectal pain in men
- Change in color of urine
- Positive cultures
- Diagnosis for more occult problems may take time and require intensive medical diagnostic testing
- May refer pain to back, pelvic region, or rectal area (men)
- May result in secondary problems such as
- Aerobic capacity and muscle endurance impairment
- Weakness/impaired muscle performance
- Musculoskeletal problems
- Neuromuscular problems
- May mimic colon cancer or tumors, irritable bowel, colitis, or gynecological problems in females such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, or ectopic pregnancies
- May or may not be associated with fever
- More common in women than men in general
- Women more susceptible to cystitis, secondary to the anatomical proximity of the urethra to the anus and the urethra to the bladder
- Frequently associated with sexual intercourse
- Women more susceptible to urethritis because of anatomical proximity of urethra to vagina, and can be caused by sexually transmitted diseases such as herpes, gonorrhea, and chlamydia
- About half of all women will have a UTI in their lifetime
- Children are at greater risk, 8% of girls and 2% of boys will acquire UTIs in childhood.2
- It is not the purview of a PT to medically diagnose a UG pathology but rather to recognize the possibility in the differential diagnosis process, especially when the findings are not ...
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