Point-of-care urine culture for managing urinary tract infection in primary care: a randomised controlled trial of clinical and cost-effectiveness

This research article reports point-of-care urine culture testing in primary care resulted in fewer patients receiving antibiotics at initial consultation vs those randomised to standard care. However, no statistically significant difference in antibiotic use was reported at day 3.
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As a preventive strategy, increased water intake is often recommended to women affected by recurrent cystitis; however, clinical data are sparse and conflicting. This review evaluates the preventive approaches used as alternatives to obtain relief from the burden of cystitis and focuses on the effect of fluid intake on urinary tract infection.Ann Nutr Metab 2018;72(suppl 2):8 –10
Source: Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
A urinary tract infection is a painful condition that has a variety of symptoms, including frequent urination accompanied by a burning feeling. There is a range of treatment options available for recurring urinary tract infections, including home remedies. Learn ways to prevent them, such as drinking plenty of water.
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Authors: Ocheretyaner ER, Park TE Abstract INTRODUCTION: The resistance to current antimicrobial agents, including fluoroquinolones, has continued to grow among various pathogens indicating a need for new antimicrobials to combat multi-drug resistant (MDR) organisms. In June 2017, delafloxacin received approval by the United States Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSIs) in adults caused by designated susceptible bacteria. Areas covered: This review describes the pharmacology, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, product information, efficacy, an...
Source: Expert Review of Anti-Infective Therapy - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther Source Type: research
​​BY STUART ETENGOFF, DO, &ABDULLAH ​BOKHARI​, AB, DOA 20-year-old Caucasian man presented via EMS with a chief complaint of withdrawal from ketamine and secondary complaints of abdominal pain, blood in his urine, and painful urination with urgency for two days.He said he had been using ketamine intravenously daily for the past five days, up to 35 grams over the past week. His last use was 24 hours prior to presentation to the ED. He stated that he had been using ketamine regularly for four years and that he has used it intravenously, orally, and intranasally.He reported a history of ADHD and a family hist...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, 100 Most Healing Foods, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at Amazon. Vitamin C has a reputation for being a feel-good nutrient, so it will come as no surprise that this list is full of foods with high levels of it. In the body, vitamin C behaves as an antioxidant, which means it protects cells from free-radical damage. Consuming it also helps the body better absorb iron, which is critical for normal immune-system function. Although foods high in vitamin C won’t stop your flu symptoms, eating them regularly may help prevent...
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Publication date: Available online 18 June 2018 Source:The Lancet Author(s): Mark C Genovese, Roy Fleischmann, Bernard Combe, Stephen Hall, Andrea Rubbert-Roth, Ying Zhang, Yijie Zhou, Mohamed-Eslam F Mohamed, Sebastian Meerwein, Aileen L Pangan Background Phase 2 studies with upadacitinib, a selective Janus kinase 1 (JAK1) inhibitor, have shown safety and efficacy in the treatment of patients with active rheumatoid arthritis. We did this study to further assess the safety and efficacy of upadacitinib in patients with an inadequate response to biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (bDMARDs). Methods We did this ...
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion Daily bladder irrigation with normal saline during 3 days demonstrated efficacy in preventing CAUTI in comatose patients.
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Bijayini BeheraIndian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2018 22(6):467-468
Source: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine - Category: Intensive Care Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe increases in angiogenesis-associated proteins such as VEGF and CXCL10 may be pathophysiologically important for the development of IC.
Source: International Urogynecology Journal - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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