Featured Disease: Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis
Chronic bacterial prostatitis (CBP) is a common urological problem which is known for its difficult eradication because drugs cannot easily reach the prostate tissue. Bacteriophage therapy offers a unique alternative for treating CBP, as bacteriophage are able to reach the site of infection and have the ability to self-replicate in that site.
Phage therapy in urology practice:
In urology today, inflammatory diseases of the uro-genital tract are very complicated to treat, especially when due to infections caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria. Chronic pyelonephritis, chronic bacterial cystitis, chronic epididymitits, chronic bacterial prostatitis, chronic urethritis and others are examples of the types of diseases which can be treated with phage therapy.
Most of our patients often have the experience of being treated with various broad spectrum antibiotics for many months or even years in various hospitals and clinics without success.
In our phage therapy center, years of collected clinical experience has given us the possiblity to successfully treat patients with chronic infections using a complex approach utilizing both the broad-spectrum standard phage preparations as well as individualizing patient treatment with custom phage preparations when necessary.
Complex treatment refers to a combination of modalities including oral and local application of bacteriophage preparations, and treatment in combination with other medications as necessary. All of which reduces the overall treatment time and improves outcomes.
Phage therapy in Gynecological practice:
The gynecology department of the Eliava Phage Therapy Center uses phage preparations in complex treatment for the following diseases:
- Chronic bacterial infections
- Acute and chronic vaginitis (vaginosis)
- Cystitis (chronic and acute)
- Vulvo-vaginitis (chronic and acute)
- Vaginal dysbiosis
- Bacterial infections of the pelvic cavity
The most frequent causative agents for these diseases are: E.Coli , Streptococcus spp., Staphylococcus spp. , Enterococcus spp. , Pseudomonas , Klebsiella, Proteus vulgaris, Proteus mirabilis, S. Viridans and others.
Phage preparations can be used orally as well as in cream and suppository forms. We also use instillations into the urinary bladder very effectively in treating urinary disorders.