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Statistics for this year’s exchange

Greetings, everyone! With this year’s exchange complete with 155 glorious fics (go read some of them, if you haven’t already), it’s time for a look at the most popular relationships and characters. These will be Top 5 lists, unless there’s a tie that necessitates going past 5.

Relationships

Most Popular Overall

  • Tiran Kandros/Female Ryder – 10 stories
  • Female Shepard/James Vega – 7 stories
  • Harry Carlyle/Female Ryder – 7 stories
  • Kaetus/Sloane Kelly – 6 stories
  • Evfra de Tershaav/Female Ryder – 5 stories

The Andromeda ships dominated the most popular list, with the exception of FShega (on its last year of eligibility). They were also all heterosexual ‘ships, so the “overall” list also serves as the “het” list.

Most Popular - F/F

  • Female Shepard/Ashley Williams – 4 stories
  • Female Shepard/Samantha Traynor – 4 stories
  • Female Shepard/Jack – 4 stories
  • Cora Harper/Female Ryder – 3 stories
  • Female Shepard/Aria T’Loak – 3 stories

The ladies of the trilogy took the lead here. FemShep/Aria made this a top 5 with two last-minute treats, because there were an absolute ton of two story f/f ‘ships.

Most Popular - M/M

  • Garrus Vakarian/Zaeed Massani – 3 stories
  • Bain Massani/Reyes Vidal – 2 stories
  • Gil Brodie/Kallo Jath – 2 stories
  • Saren Arterius/Nihlus Kryik – 2 stories
  • Steve Cortez/James Vega – 2 stories
  • Steven Hackett/Zaeed Massani – 2 stories

The Massanis had a very strong showing here. Vaksani is one of the big winners of this exchange, since only one person requested it (and got 3 stories!). Notably absent is MShep and MRyder.

The rest of the lists serve as both the “most popular” and “what got written”, because there weren’t nearly as many in these categories.

Gen

  • Female Shepard & Urz – 2 stories
  • Mordin Solus & Eve – 1 story

Multi

  • Kaidan Alenko/Female Shepard/James Vega – 3 stories
  • Kaidan Alenko/Male Shepard/James Vega – 3 stories
  • Female Shepard/Garrus Vakarian/Tali’Zorah – 2 stories
  • Kaidan Alenko/Female Shepard/Ashley Williams – 2 stories

Two categories where only trilogy ships showed up. Kaidan dominated the multi stories, with Vega hot on his heels. 

Other

  • Female Ryder/SAM – 2 stories
  • Peebee/Tentacle Monster – 1 story

Andromeda, meanwhile, got it’s “other” game on. 

Characters

Shepards and Ryders

  • Female Shepard – 46 stories
  • Female Ryder – 38 stories
  • Male Shepard – 7 stories
  • Male Ryder – 5 stories

Nothing too surprising here. The gap between female and male protagonists existed right from the beginning, and Trilogy stories edged out Andromeda ones overall as well.

Trilogy Characters

  • James Vega – 18 stories
  • Ashley Williams – 14 stories
  • Zaeed Massani – 12 stories
  • Kaidan Alenko – 12 stories
  • Garrus Vakarian – 11 stories

Vega takes the top spot easily, his popularity spread out among several different ships. It’ll be interesting to see how he does next year with FShega disqualified as being too popular. For this year, if you remove FShega, Vega drops to a tie for 4th with Garrus.

Zaeed is another character whose popularity was spread out over a bunch of different ships. Despite being in the top 5, Garrus ultimately comes out as an underperformer, with about half of the requests for him going unfilled.

Andromeda Characters

  • Sloane Kelly – 11 stories
  • Tiran Kandros – 10 stories
  • Harry Carlyle – 8 stories
  • Kaetus – 6 stories
  • Evfra de Tershaav – 5 stories

In contrast to the trilogy, Sloane is the only character whose popularity really comes from multiple ships. Harry had one story with MRyder instead of FRyder, while all of Kandros and Evfra’s stories come from being paired with FRyder. Kaetus also had a single source (Sloane/Kaetus).

The underperformers

Garrus, Tali, Joker, Liam, Vetra, and Avitus Rix all had among the highest offers and requests for the Trilogy and Andromeda (respectively) but had serious underperformance when it came to stories written.

Characters with at least one offer/request and no fic were: Benezia, Legion, EDI, Kelly, Grunt, and Morinth.

Liam/Jaal was the highest requested ship (4 requests) that got no fic. Ships that had 3 requests and zero fic: Turian Vortex Poet/Girl He Left Behind and Female Ryder/Liam/Jaal.

Macen/Avitus had 7 requests and 7 offers but only one fic.

Since this post is already long enough, the list of ships that had no fic is underneath the cut.

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Urinary Tract Infections

Definition of UTI

  • Pathologic bacteria in urine
    • Asymptomatic patients: growth of > 10^5 (100,000) CFU/mL
    • Symptomatic patients: 10^2 (100) CFU/mL

Classification of UTI

  • Lower tract infections: urethritis, cystitis
  • Upper tract infections: pyelonephritis, prostatitis
  • Community-acquired
  • Nosocomial: catheter-related

Etiology

  • E. coli - most common
  • Gram negative rods
  • Adenovirus - children

Pathophysiology

  • Colonization of external genetalia
  • Bacteria can ascend into the urinary tract 
  • Upper tract infection most common complication of lower tract infection
  • Hematogenous spread - S. aureus

Who gets UTIs?

  • Females > males
  • Increased incidence with sexual activity
  • Childhood: M > F

Female Patients

  • Vaginal introitus and distal urethra normally colonized by gram positive organisms
  • Female urethra more prone to gram negative infection 
    • Close to anus
    • Short length 
  • Risk factors
    • Hygiene issues
    • Sexual activity
      • Void after intercourse decreases this risk

Male Patients

  • Rare
  • > 50 years of age, BPH is main cause

Other Risk Factors

  • Pregnancy
  • Unsterile or prolonged catheterization
  • Obstruction
  • Vesicourethral reflux

Cystitis

  • Most common manifestation of UTI
  • Infection/inflammation of bladder
  • Most commonly E. coli, can be adenovirus
  • Clinical presentation
    • Irritative voiding 
    • Supraspubic discomfort
    • Other urinary complaints?
  • PE
    • Unremarkable
    • No CVA tenderness
  • Lab
    • Urinalysis
      • (+) LES
      • (+) Nitrites
    • Urine gram-staining
      • E. coli
      • Contamination possible
  • Acute urethral syndrome
    • “Painful voiding syndrome”
    • Dysuria with sterile culture
    • Irritants, trauma, etc.
  • Management
    • Antimicrobials
      • Short-term (< 7 days) for uncomplicated cases
      • Longer therapy (7-10 days) for DM, recurrent UTI, over 65, Men
    • Symptomatic treatment
  • Follow-up
    • Repeat urine C&S 3-5 days after antibiotics finished

Pyelonephritis

  • Infection/inflammation of renal parenchyma and pelvis
  • Most commonly E. coli or Proteus sp. 
  • Presentation
    • Flank pain
    • Fever
    • Chills
    • Toxic appearance
    • CVA tenderness
  • Lab
    • Urinalysis
      • (+) LES
      • (+) Nitrites
      • WBC casts
    • Urine gram stain
      • E. coli
      • Contamination possible
    • CBC
      • Leukocytosis with left shift
  • Imaging
    • Only done in complicated cases
  • Complications
    • Sepsis/shock
    • Scarring/fibrosis
      • Chronic pyelonephritis
  • Management
    • Usually treated as outpatient
    • Empiric therapy
      • Broad-spectrum antibiotics
        • IV 
        • PO quinolone
        • No nitrofurantoin
        • Watch resistance for Augmentin and Bactrim 
      • 14+ days
        • Inpatient: 24 hours after fever resolves
        • Outpatient: 14 days
  • Follow-up
    • Repeat urine C&S 1-2 weeks after treatment completed
    • Treatment failure
      • Imaging or referral

UTIs in Pregnancy

  • Asymptomatic bacteriuria very common - treat due to risk of complications to fetus
  • Cystitis
    • No fluoroquinolones
    • Recheck urine C&S
  • Pyelonephritis
    • Hospitalization
    • Empiric IV therapy, then PO
    • No fluoroquinolones
    • Recheck urine C&S

Nosocomial UTIs

  • Foley catheters 
  • Care for UTIs not reimbursed by Medicare/Medicaid 

Recurrent Infections: more than 2-3 per year

Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR)

  • Reflux of urine from bladder into ureters/renal pelvis
  • Common cause of UTI in children
  • Renal scarring due to volume and duration of reflux
  • Presentation
    • Weight loss
    • Nocturnal enuresis
    • Failure to thrive
  • Labs
    • Urinalysis
      • (+) LES
      • (+) Nitrites
    • Urine gram stain
      • E. coli
    • Cast formation
  • Imaging
    • Voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG)
    • Management of VUR
      • Mild
        • Spontaneous resolution usually
        • Antibiotics until puberty
      • Severe
        • Surgical intervention
        • Antibiotics into condition corrected
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PISCES COMPATIBILITY MASTERPOST

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male/male:

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