Going vegetarian may lower risk of UTIs in women, study finds

Giving up meat could reduce levels of certain E coli bacteria strains in bowel, say scientistsDitching meat may reduce the risk of urinary tract infections, at least in women, research suggests.Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are common and painful, withmore than 150m cases around the world every year.Continue reading...
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Publication date: Available online 3 April 2020Source: Journal of Herbal MedicineAuthor(s): Mohammad Mehdi Jafarzadeh, Mohammad Javad Mehdipour Moghaddam, Davood Bakhshi
Source: Journal of Herbal Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion: The study indicates that outpatients with UTI could be at high risk of antibiotic resistance, suggesting regular surveillance and monitoring of antibiotics.
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
The antimicrobial susceptibility testing of 284 Enterobacteriaceae isolates responsible for urinary tract infections to ampicillin, ceftazidime, ciprofloxacin, nitrofurantoin, trimethoprin-sulfamethaxole, and fosfomycin was performed by disk diffusion method. Additionally, in fosfomycin-resistant and intermediate susceptible isolates using disk diffusion method, the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of fosfomycin was determined by agar dilution. The presence of fosA and fosA3 genes and ESBL genes was investigated in fosfomycin-resistant isolates and ESBL-producing isolates, respectively. Klebsiella pneumoniae [72.34% ...
Source: Reviews in Medical Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Tags: BACTERIOLOGY Source Type: research
Circulating androgens prime the kidney for fibrosis upon infectious injury (Escherichia coli pyelonephritis) by enhancing local TGF β1 production and myofibroblast activation. AbstractRenal scarring after pyelonephritis is linked to long ‐term health risks for hypertension and chronic kidney disease. Androgen exposure increases susceptibility to, and severity of, uropathogenicEscherichia coli (UPEC) pyelonephritis and resultant scarring in both male and female mice, while anti ‐androgen therapy is protective against severe urinary tract infection (UTI) in these models. This work employed androgenized female C57BL/...
Source: Physiological Reports - Category: Physiology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
Urinary tract infections are among the most common bacterial infections in humans. Moreover, they are highly recurrent and increasingly often resistant to antibiotics. The antimicrobial properties of the amniotic membrane (AM), the innermost layer of fetal membranes, have been briefly reported in the literature, however, the results of published studies are often inconsistent and unclear; moreover, its effect on uropathogenic bacteria has not yet been investigated. Further, there is no data in the literature about the effect of AM preparation and storage on its antimicrobial properties. To examine the impact of several pre...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
We address an unresolved question regarding the source ofEscherichia coli that causes community ‐acquired urinary tract infection (CA‐UTI)—whetherE.  coli strains that cause UTI represent members of the intestinal commensalE.  coli or a distinct subgroup of pathogenicE.  coli. Our results based on multilocus sequence type (MLST) analysis ofE.  coli isolates from healthy volunteers versus urine isolates from patients with UTI indicate that uropathogenicE.  coli has a source outside of the human intestine. AbstractCommunity ‐acquired urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most com...
Source: MicrobiologyOpen - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Authors: Fortini A, Farone A, Bettucchi M, Poggi A, Filetti S, Boccadori C, Sbaragli S Abstract The purpose of this prospective observational study was to evaluate the yield and clinical impact of blood cultures in a 78-bed Internal Medicine ward of a medium-sized Italian acute care hospital. During a two-month study period, 154 (mean age: 75.2 ++ 12.2 years; 94 males) out of 620 (24.8%) hospitalized patients underwent 174 blood cultures and were enrolled in the study. The rate of true-positive cultures was 11.5% (20/174) and the rate of false-positive (contaminants) was 5.7% (10/174). A total of 23 microorganisms ...
Source: Infezioni in Medicina - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infez Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The present study gives an idea about the common trend of antibiotic resistance of uropathogens in this region. The findings in our study will help in the formulation of antibiotic policy and determination of empirical treatment of UTI in this region. PMID: 32188395 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Infect Disord Drug Targets Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundHealthcare-associated infections (HAIs) occur frequently in intensive care units (NICUs). The aim of this study was to analyze the results of surveillance of HAIs in a III level NICU in Naples, Italy during 2013 –2017 and to compare with those obtained during 2006–2010.MethodsThe surveillance included 1265 neonates of all birth weight (BW) classes with>  2 days NICU stay. Infections were defined using standard Centers for Disease Control and Prevention definitions adapted to neonatal pathology.ResultsA total of 125 HAIs were registered during 2013 –2017 with a frequency ...
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
Conclusion: Although phylo-groups B2 and D of E. coli bacteria are more responsible for UTI, group D isolates seem to be more resistant and probably more virulent, even than the ones from group B2. PMID: 32148679 [PubMed]
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Tags: Iran J Microbiol Source Type: research
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