Kids Can Get UTIs, Too
TUESDAY, April 16, 2019 -- Adults aren't the only ones susceptible to urinary tract infections, or UTIs. They can occur in kids, even infants, if bacteria get into the urinary tract, often from the bowel. Any child can get a UTI. But some kids are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Call for caution over prescribing antibiotics for UTIs in A & E
Most accident and emergency patients with a suspected urinary tract infection (UTI) and who are treated with antibiotics actually lack evidence of this infection, warn UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Ball Pits Are Breeding Ground For Germs, New Study Finds
BOSTON (CBS) – Does your child just love to romp around in a pool of colorful balls? A new study finds that ball pits can be riddled with germs. Researchers at the University of North Georgia looked at six ball pits used for physical therapy in kids and found they contained 31 species of bacteria and one species of yeast, several of which can cause serious infections in humans like skin, blood, or urinary tract infections, They did not look at those popular public ball pits found at some restaurants and indoor playgrounds, but they assume that these, too, are probably breeding grounds for germs. The greatest risk is ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Urinary catheter tools
This suite of resources to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections include a National Catheter Passport, a National Inpatient Care Plan, a Patient held card and staff promotional tools. This is a key target in the new five-year action plan on antimicrobial resistance, and an important step towards improved patient care. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antimicrobial agents for preventing urinary tract infections in adults undergoing cystoscopy
This review of 20 RCTs and two quasi ‐RCTs (n=7711) comparing antibiotic prophylaxis (AP) with placebo/no treatment found that based on low/very low‐quality evidence, AP may reduce the risk of symptomatic UTI but not systemic UTIs, without increasing serious and minor adverse events. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Kids' Ball Pits Jumping With Germs?
The study team found 31 bacterial species and one species of yeast. Some of those bugs are responsible for pink eye, urinary tract infections, bloodstream infections, heart inflammation and more. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bacteria in urine doesn't always indicate infection
(Infectious Diseases Society of America) Doctors should think carefully before testing patients for a urinary tract infection (UTI) to avoid over-diagnosis and unnecessary antibiotic treatment, according to updated asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Here are 5 tips for a healthy bladder
(Natural News) There are a lot of articles online about heart or brain health, but bladder health, which is just as important, seems to be a topic that is often avoided. However, you shouldn’t feel embarrassed, especially if you want to learn how to improve your overall well-being and prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs). Why is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotic management of urinary tract infection in elderly patients in primary care and its association with bloodstream infections and all cause mortality: population based cohort study
This journal article concludes that in elderly patients with a diagnosis of UTI in primary care, no antibiotics and deferred antibiotics were associated with a significant increase in bloodstream infection and all cause mortality compared with immediate antibiotics. In the context of an increase of Escherichia coli bloodstream infections in England, early initiation of recommended first line antibiotics for UTI in the older population is advocated. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Push for Push Dose Epinephrine
You transport a 79-year-old woman to the hospital for fever and urinary incontinence. Her family mentions a history of frequent urinary tract infections. Her initial vital signs are a heart rate of 115 bpm, an oxygen saturation of 97% on room air, and a blood pressure of 105/75 mmHg. You establish a peripheral IV line and begin a bolus of normal saline. About 15 minutes away from the hospital, you note the patient becomes increasingly drowsy. Her heart rate has increased to 125 bpm and her blood pressure is now 85/47 mmHg. What are your next steps? Prehospital Shock Starting in 2018, push dose epinephrine replaced dopamine...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 14, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sammy Hodroge, MD Tags: Training Cardiac & Resuscitation Top Story Exclusive Articles Patient Care Source Type: news

Cranberries offer an excellent way to boost your health, say nutrition researchers
(Natural News) If you are often having problems with your urinary system, you should consider eating cranberries on a regular basis. The fruit contains phytochemicals that can prevent harmful bacteria from causing urinary tract infection. Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (Rutgers NJAES) researcher Amy Howell explained that cranberries occupies an important place in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daily-Living Dependency a Risk Factor for UTI Hospitalization in Home-Care Patients Daily-Living Dependency a Risk Factor for UTI Hospitalization in Home-Care Patients
Activities of daily living (ADL) dependency is"a potentially modifiable risk factor" for hospitalization for urinary tract infection (UTI) in older people receiving home healthcare (HHC), researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Zinc could help as non-antibiotic treatment for UTIs
(University of Queensland) New details about the role of zinc in our immune system could help the development of new non-antibiotic treatment strategies for bacterial diseases, such as urinary tract infections (UTIs).UTIs are one of the most common bacterial infections worldwide and can lead to serious conditions such as kidney infection and sepsis.A team of researchers examined how our immune system uses zinc to fight uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) -- the major cause of UTIs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 8, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Resources to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections
NHS Improvement has launched a suite of resources to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) - a known source of E coli blood stream infections. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exposure to infection in the womb increases risk of autism and depression, study says
Children born to women who had a severe infection during pregnancy, such as sepsis, flu or pneumonia, show an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder and depression, new research finds. Yet those exposed to even a relatively minor urinary tract infection in utero also experienced an increased risk of such disorders. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Smartphone-based Urinalysis Test Kit for At-Home Use That Matches Quality of Clinical Laboratory Tests
Mobile technology continues to bring clinical-grade medical laboratory testing into patients’ homes, as more do-it-yourself kits receive FDA approval Recently, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a smartphone-based at-home urine test that enables patients with chronic diseases, urinary tract infections, or high-risk pregnancies to monitor their health using a testing method that’s as […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - March 6, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Pathology Source Type: news

Health Tip: UTI Warning Signs
-- A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common bacterial infection that affects the urethra, bladder or kidney. Those who are pregnant or sexually active may be at a higher risk for UTIs. The American College of Physicians notes the top warning... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study finds a lack of adequate hydration among the elderly
In this study, African-American participants had a salivary osmolality significantly lower than Caucasian participants, which would indicate less severe hydration problems, not more. Further research on hydration among African-Americans will be necessary to better understand these results.Other study colleagues include Michelle Devost, with the Los Angeles LGBT Center, and Karabi Nandy, with the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, both formerly at UCLA. (Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences)
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 6, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes urethra pain in men and women?
Urethra pain can occur as a symptom of many different conditions ranging from urinary tract infections to kidney stones. Learn about the potential causes of urethra pain and their treatments here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Antibiotic Delay Leads to Increased Risks in Seniors With UTI
FRIDAY, March 1, 2019 -- Delaying or withholding antibiotics for older patients with a urinary tract infection (UTI) is associated with an increase in bloodstream infection and all-cause mortality, according to a study published online Feb. 27 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Seniors With UTIs Need Antibiotics ASAP, Study Says
THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 -- For older adults with a urinary tract infection (UTI), antibiotic treatment should begin immediately to prevent serious complications, a new British study finds. Delaying or withholding antibiotics in this age group can... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

DUH: New study confirms that drinking water reduces the risk of a UTI by half or more
(Natural News) A new study confirms that staying hydrated or drinking 1.5 liters of water a day reduces the risk of a urinary tract infection (UTI), as reported by The Daily Mail. “While doctors have long assumed this is the case and often recommended that women at risk for UTIs increase their fluid intake, it’s... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New recommendation could cut costly UTI tests in half, study says
A new discovery by researchers could drastically cut down on the cost of unnecessary tests for urinary tract infections, a study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unnecessary testing for UTIs cut by nearly half
(Washington University School of Medicine) Over-testing for urinary tract infections (UTIs) leads to unnecessary antibiotic use, which spreads antibiotic resistance. Infectious disease specialists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis made changes to hospital procedures that cut urine tests by nearly half without compromising doctors' abilities to detect UTIs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Chemical added to consumer products impairs response to antibiotic treatment
(Washington University in St. Louis) Triclosan exposure may inadvertently drive bacteria into a state in which they are able to tolerate normally lethal concentrations of antibiotics -- including those antibiotics that are commonly used to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 21, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Plazomicin Noninferior to Meropenem for Complicated UTI
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- Plazomicin is noninferior to meropenem for patients with complicated urinary tract infections (UTIs), according to a study and a research letter published in the Feb. 21 issue of the New England Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cocktail of common antibiotics can fight resistant E. coli
(Technical University of Denmark) Scientists from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability have discovered that a combination of two common antibiotics is able to eliminate multi-drug resistant E. coli causing urinary tract infections. This combination treatment could become an effective measure against clinically relevant antibiotic resistant urinary tract infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NICE Bites - urinary tract infections
This publication provides a summary of key prescribing points taken from the NICE guidelines for Pyelonephritis, Lower Urinary Tract Infection, Recurrent and Catheter-associated UTI (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes cloudy urine?
Cloudy urine can result from many different issues, including dehydration, urinary tract infections, and kidney stones. Learn more about the causes and treatments here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Recurring infections could lead to delayed bladder or kidney cancer diagnosis
(Cancer Research UK) Women with bladder or kidney cancer may lose out on a prompt diagnosis if they are already being regularly treated for recurring urinary tract infections (UTIs), according to new research presented at Cancer Research UK's Early Diagnosis Conference in Birmingham today (Wednesday). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 13, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Value-Based Incentive Program Does Not Cut Catheter-Linked UTIs
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 -- Federal value-based incentive programs (VBIPs) are not associated with reductions in device-associated catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) rates, according to a research letter published in the Feb. 5 issue... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What is a cross infection?
  There’s a good reason why doctors are obsessed with washing their hands and hospitals are such sterile environments: A clean and thoroughly sanitized area is vital for preventing patient complications, namely infections. A cross infection occurs when harmful microorganisms like bacteria and viruses transfer to a patient by way of another person or medical tools and equipment. It can also spread within the body. Such an infection can drastically delay wound healing and lead to more serious complications. Here’s a quick overview of what you should know about cross infections: The types and causes Heal...
Source: Advanced Tissue - February 4, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Infection Source Type: news

More Restrictive Definition Reduces UTI Prevalence in Bronchiolitis More Restrictive Definition Reduces UTI Prevalence in Bronchiolitis
The prevalence of urinary tract infection (UTI) in children with bronchiolitis declines when UTI is narrowly defined, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

What Complications Can Gastrostomy Tubes Have?
Discussion Gastrostomy tubes (GT or GTubes) have been used to support patients for about a century. They are placed between the abdominal skin and the stomach either percutaneously or surgically. The tubes can be a standard long tube with either a bumper or inflatable balloon internally and externally they have a retention piece to hold the GT in place. A button or low profile tube are similar but extend just beyond the skin. Reasons for GT placement include: Nutritional support Hydration maintenance Medication management Aspiration avoidance Gastric stasis decompression Obstruction bypass Quality of life improvement for...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 21, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Ask Well: What Is a Fecal Transplant, and Why Would I Want One?
Fecal transplant is used to treat gut infections and is now being studied as a treatment for obesity, urinary tract infections, irritable bowel syndrome and more. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD KLASCO, M.D. Tags: Feces Transplants Digestive Tract Clostridium Difficile (Bacterium) Bowels Colon Bacteria Source Type: news

New AI can detect urinary tract infections
(University of Surrey) New AI developed at the University of Surrey could identify and help reduce one of the top causes of hospitalisation for people living with dementia: urinary tract infections (UTI). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

TV presenter's kidneys are permanently SCARRED after she ignored a UTI
Cherry Healey, presenter of BBC Two's Inside the Factory, revealed she has become more susceptible to urinary tract infections since she left one for so long it permanently damaged her kidneys. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UTI symptoms? Boots trials home test kit for patients - signs to look out for
UTI symptoms include needing to pass urine suddenly, or having pain while peeing. You could reveal whether you ’re at risk of urinary tract infection signs with Boots’s new home test kits. This is where to get your cystitis ‘Test and Treat Service’ treatment kit. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UTI symptoms? Boots trials home test kit for patients - where to get yours revealed
UTI symptoms include needing to pass urine suddenly, or having pain while peeing. You could reveal whether you ’re at risk of urinary tract infection signs with Boots’s new home test kits. This is where to get your cystitis ‘Test and Treat Service’ treatment kit. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The'No catheter No catheter associated urinary tract infection' programme
This case study outlines how a Nurse Consultant at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust led on the development and implementation of a programme of work to improve catheter care and reduce urinary tract infection rates. The programme has led to improved outcomes, experiences and use of resources by addressing unwarranted variation in practice. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nabriva Therapeutics Announces Acceptance of the New Drug Application for Intravenous Contepo to Treat Complicated Urinary Tract Infections by FDA
DUBLIN, Ireland, Jan. 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nabriva Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ: NBRV), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company engaged in the research and development of innovative anti-infective agents to treat serious infections, announced... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - January 4, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Abdominal pain and painful urination causes
Pain in the abdomen and pain while urinating can result from a range of issues, including a urinary tract infection. Learn more about the potential causes here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

When Antibiotics Aren ’t the Answer
Kenneth Brubaker, MD, CMD, a Pennsylvania-based medical director, talks about why positive urine tests don ’t necessarily mean someone has a urinary tract infection and needs antibiotics. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - January 1, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Caring Source Type: news

Treating Asymptomatic Bacteriuria Before Non-urology Surgery Unlikely to Improve Outcomes Treating Asymptomatic Bacteriuria Before Non-urology Surgery Unlikely to Improve Outcomes
Preoperative screening for and treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) is not associated with a decrease in surgical site or urinary tract infections, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Here's why you keep getting UTIs ... natural remedies to correct the problem
(Natural News) Most people take their bladder for granted until they start experiencing problems with it. One of the most common problems associated with this organ is urinary tract infection (UTI). If you’ve ever gotten UTI, then you know just how painful it can be. But if you haven’t experienced it, then consider yourself lucky. Although... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UTI test often fails to detect infection, say researchers
Study suggests standard test, widely used since 1950s, does not work for chronic sufferersThe “gold standard” test for urinary tract infections (UTIs) is not fit for purpose, according to research which suggests that it fails to diagnose most chronic sufferers.UTIs afflict an estimated 150-200 million people around the world every year. While many, particularly young women, suffer acute attacks of cystitis, which is quickly resolved with a few days of antibiotics, chronic infection can stay with people for many years and wreak havoc with their lives.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Tags: Health Science UK news Society Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can D-mannose treat a UTI?
D-mannose is a type of sugar that researchers believe may help treat urinary tract infections (UTIs). Learn more about the studies, conclusions, and possible dosage here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urinary Tract Infection Source Type: news

Urinary tract infection (lower): antimicrobial prescribing. NICE guideline [NG109]
This decision aid, published in October 2018 supports the Antimicrobial Prescribing Guidelines. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Urinary tract infection (recurrent): antimicrobial prescribing. NICE guideline [NG112] Decision Aid
This decision aid published in October 2018 supports the Antimicrobial Prescribing Guidelines. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Urinary tract infection (catheter-associated): antimicrobial prescribing NICE guideline [NG113]
This NICE Guideline was published in November 2018. It sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for catheter-associated urinary tract infection in children, young people and adults. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news