Medical News Today: Is a urinary tract infection contagious?

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are not contagious, but the bacteria that cause them can travel between people. Learn more about these infections and how they develop here.
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In this study we inoculated ground chicken meat with 25 individual isolates of clinical uropathogenic E. coli (UPEC) and newborn meningitis causing E. coli (NMEC), isolates from retail chicken meat (CM), as well as retail chicken-skin isolates identified in our laboratory (CS). We then determined their gamma radiation inactivation kinetics (D10-value). The mean D10-value for all isolates (n = 25) was 0.30 kGy. The mean D10-value for the UPEC, NMEC, CM, and CS isolates were 0.25, 0.29, 0.29, and 0.39 kGy, respectively. The mean D10-value for the clinical isolates was 0.27 kGy vs. 0.34 kGy for the non-clinical is...
Source: Food Microbiology - Category: Food Science Authors: Tags: Food Microbiol Source Type: research
Hundreds of readers shared their experiences with drug-resistant U.T.I.s, many describing deep frustration with persistent, painful infections.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Drug Resistance (Microbial) Urinary Tract E Coli (Bacteria) Infections your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news
Conclusions Concordantly to available evidence, there is currently no ground to support prophylactic use of antibiotics in predicted severe AP.
Source: Pancreas - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 -- More than 85 percent of patients with urinary tract infection (UTI) receive antibiotics the same day and more than half are treated with trimethoprim, according to a study published online Aug. 12 in EClinicalMedicine. Mar...
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Source: Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
This study compared treatment failures between patients treated exclusively with IV antibiotics and those transitioned from IV to oral antibiotics for bacteraemia secondary to UTI.MethodsThis single-centre, retrospective cohort study included hospitalised, non-critically ill adult patients treated with culture-susceptible antibiotic therapy for 7–21 days. Patients were divided into two cohorts based on the route of definitive antibiotic administration. Treatment failure was a composite outcome of death and recurrence of the index micro-organism within 21 days following negative blood cultures.Results and discussionAm...
Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
In Reply We thank Burstein and Papenburg, Verd and Moll, and Bonadio for the letters pertaining to our study in which we derived and validated a prediction rule for identifying febrile infants 60 days and younger with serious bacterial infections (SBI). Burstein and Papenburg question the use of the less widely available procalcitonin (PCT) rather than the C-reactive protein. They also suggest considering results of viral multiplex testing in the prediction rule. We chose PCT because of its superiority as a screening biomarker compared with C-reactive protein for invasive bacterial infections (bacteremia and/or bacterial m...
Source: JAMA Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
This article reviews the evaluation and management of patients with infections of the urinary tract. Definitions of asymptomatic bacteriuria, uncomplicated UTI, and complicated UTI are presented, as well as techniques for distinguishing them. The pathophysiology and clinical and laboratory diagnoses of UTI are described. Treatment of UTI is reviewed, with attention to bacteriuria and special populations, including pregnant, elderly/geriatric, and spinal cord injury patients.
Source: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: In kidney transplant recipients, urinary tract infections are common complications and have negative outcomes on graft function. These infections remain an important disease that requires frequent investigations andnewwaysof approachforprevention. PMID: 31424358 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research
ConclusionExtended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producingE. coli should be suspected in community-acquired upper urinary tract infections. Therefore, when treating patients, it is necessary to focus on antibiotic susceptibility and the prevalence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing bacteria found in each area. Flomoxef and cefmetazole are useful primary treatments for upper urinary tract infections caused by extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producingE. coli.
Source: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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