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Immune system overreaction may enable recurrent urinary tract infections

The immune system may open the door to recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) by overdoing its response to an initial infection, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found.

Researchers showed in mice that severe inflammatory responses to an initial UTI cause bladder damage and allow infection to persist longer.… Immune system overreaction may enable recurrent 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   



Bacterial toxin may play important role in acute, chronic urinary tract infections

Researchers from the University of Utah have identified a process by which the most common types of urinary tract infection-causing bacteria are able to trigger bladder cell shedding and disable immune responses. According to this new study, published in the Jan. 19, 2012, issue of Cell Host & Microbe, α-hemolysin, a toxin secreted by… Bacterial toxin may play important role in acute, chronic urinary tract infections   



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   



Stinky urine may signal bladder infection in kids

Your child’s stinky urine may be more than just unpleasant: A new study suggests kids with terrible smelling urine should be checked for a urinary tract infection.

According to researchers, only a handful of studies have looked at stinky urine and whether it was a symptom of a urinary tract infection (UTI), but the… Stinky urine may signal bladder infection in kids   



Loyola study debunks common myth that urine is sterile

Researchers have determined that bacteria are present in the bladders of some healthy women, which discredits the common belief that normal urine is sterile. These findings were published in the April issue of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology by researchers at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (SSOM).“Docve been trained to believe that… Loyola study debunks common myth that urine is sterile   



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   



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