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Urinary Tract Infections

Little benefit to urinary disease screening in kids

Siblings of a child with a form of urinary reflux may see little benefit from being screened for the disease themselves, despite being at higher risk, a new analysis suggests.

The disease in question is vesicoureteral reflux, or VUR, in which the urine travels backwards from the bladder, causing infections. Approximately 1% of children… Little benefit to urinary disease screening in kids   



AACN Updates Clinical Guidelines to Prevent Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections account for nearly 40 percent of hospital-acquired infections in acute care hospitals, triggering increased hospital costs and higher patient morbidity and mortality rates. Compounding the toll of these infections, Medicaid, Medicare and many other payers no longer reimburse costs related to treatment because of their presumed preventability.

A new American Association… AACN Updates Clinical Guidelines to Prevent Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections   



Urinary tract infections during pregnancy - causes and how to avoid them

A Urinary Tract Infection (also called a UTI for short) is an infection of the body’s system involved in excreting urine.  This can take place in the kidneys, the ureter the bladder or the urethra.  Most often this occurs in the urethra and bladder.

A UTI is an infection in the urinary tract. Infections… Urinary tract infections during pregnancy - causes and how to avoid them   



Urinary tract infections during pregnancy

What is a urinary tract infection?
When you hear the phrase “urinary tract infection” or its acronym, UTI, you’re likely to think of a bladder infection and its accompanying symptoms ­– such as a frequent urge to urinate and a burning sensation when you do. This condition, also called cystitis, is fairly common… Urinary tract infections during pregnancy   



Antibiotic resistance a growing concern with urinary tract infection

As a result of concerns about antibiotic resistance, doctors in the United States are increasingly prescribing newer, more costly and more powerful antibiotics to treat urinary tract infections, one of the most common illnesses in women.

New research at Oregon State University suggests that the more powerful medications are used more frequently than necessary,… Antibiotic resistance a growing concern with urinary tract infection   



Second most common infection in the US proving harder to treat with current antibiotics

Certain types of bacteria responsible for causing urinary tract infections (UTIs), the second-most-common infection in the United States, are becoming more difficult to treat with current antibiotics, according to new research from Extending the Cure (ETC), a project of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy. ETC released the research via its online… Second most common infection in the US proving harder to treat with current antibiotics   



Electronic Alerts Significantly Reduce Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections

A Penn Medicine team has found that targeted automated alerts in electronic health records significantly reduce urinary tract infections in hospital patients with urinary catheters. In addition, when the design of the alert was simplified, the rate of improvement dramatically increased.

The alerts help physicians decide whether their patients need urinary catheters in the… Electronic Alerts Significantly Reduce Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections   



A person’s diet, acidity of urine may affect susceptibility to UTIs

The acidity of urine - as well as the presence of small molecules related to diet - may influence how well bacteria can grow in the urinary tract, a new study shows. The research, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, may have implications for treating urinary tract infections, which are among… A person’s diet, acidity of urine may affect susceptibility to UTIs   



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