Medical News Today: Is it a yeast infection or a urinary tract infection?

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) and yeast infections share some similarities, but they have distinct symptoms and treatment options. Learn about the differences here.
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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
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
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
ConclusionsIn this retrospective analysis of our clinical experience treating CRE infections in an LTACH setting, we documented that CRE infections occur in patients with substantial comorbidities. Although clinical outcome remains of great concern, the 28-day mortality and rate of eradication of CRE in this study were comparatively better than other national estimates. Inappropriate empiric treatment may be one of many factors leading to overall poor treatment outcomes.
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Authors: Bozok T, Kayar B, Yakıcı G, Eker E, Marzi M, Karslı F, Köksal F Abstract Tuberculosis (TB) is a chronic, granulomatous and necrotizing disease caused by microorganisms belonging to the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex group. In 2017, 6.4 million new TB cases have been reported according to the World Health Organization 2018 Global Tuberculosis Report. TB remains among the major health problems of our time due to the increasing drug resistance problem and the difficulties in definitive diagnosis in recent years. It is stated by clinicians that intensive use of quinolone group drugs with oral form ...
Source: Mikrobiyoloji Bulteni - Category: Microbiology Tags: Mikrobiyol Bul Source Type: research
This study was conducted on 151 patients who attended the gynecology clinic during the study period. Nineteen UTI proven cases of UTI were studied for prevalence of microorganism and sensitivity pattern against different antibiot...
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
English cohort study (n=300,354 with 494,675 UTIs) found guidelines for investigation (IN) of UTI are not being followed, and use of microbiological INs currently has little impact on prescribing. Re-prescribing of same antibiotic given for initial episode happened in 25% of UTIs
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: This pre-hospitalization unit associated with a centralized bed management system has clearly improved the unscheduled hospital admissions, in particular concerning the emergency medical sector. The lack of inpatient beds at the week-end and the management of epidemic periods still remain a challenge that has to be taken up. PMID: 31409518 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research
AbstractWhile the clinical characteristics and treatment outcomes ofEnterococcus faecalis andE. faecium bacteremia are well known, those ofE. durans bacteremia are still largely unclear. We retrospectively identified 80 adultE. durans bacteremia cases treated at our 2700-bed tertiary care hospital between January 1997 and December 2016. We compared the clinical characteristics and treatment outcomes of the adult patients withE. durans bacteremia (case group) with those ofE. faecalis andE. faecium bacteremia cases (two control groups). The case and control groups were matched for sex, age, and date of onset of bacteremia.E....
Source: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
AbstractRecent studies show that rectal colonization with low-level ciprofloxacin-resistantEscherichia coli (ciprofloxacin minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) above the epidemiological cutoff point, but below the clinical breakpoint for resistance), i.e., in the range>  0.06–0.5 mg/L is an independent risk factor for febrile urinary tract infection after transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy (TRUS-B) of the prostate, adding to the other risk posed by established ciprofloxacin resistance inE. coli (MIC  >  0.5 mg/L) as currently defined. We aimed to identify the quinolone that by...
Source: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
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