Newborn Circumcision Tied to Lower UTI Rate in Boys With Hydronephrosis Newborn Circumcision Tied to Lower UTI Rate in Boys With Hydronephrosis
Circumcision is associated with a significantly lower rate of urinary tract infection (UTI) among infant boys with hydronephrosis, researchers in Washington say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Get pharmacists treating more UTIs and free up emergency rooms, study suggests
A new study conducted in New Brunswick found that patients with uncomplicated urinary tract infections can be safely and quickly treated by pharmacists alone, a finding that could help unclog busy emergency rooms across the country. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/New Brunswick Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about bladder polyps
Bladder polyps occur when abnormal cells grow in the bladder. Polyps can have no symptoms, though some people have symptoms similar to a urinary tract infection. Polyps can be benign or cancerous. Read on to find out about the symptoms and causes of polyps in the bladder, as well as when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

New guidance helps combat drug resistant urinary tract infections
Inappropriate use of antibiotics to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs) fuels drug resistance. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 1, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is pyuria?
Pyuria is an elevated number of white blood cells in the urine, which can cause the urine to appear cloudy or contain pus. In this article, learn about the common causes, including urinary tract infections and sexually transmitted infections, as well as what symptoms to expect. We also cover the treatment options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Randomized trial finds ibuprofen not a safe alternative to antibiotics for UTIs
(PLOS) Ibuprofen, given instead of antibiotics to women with uncomplicated urinary tract infection (cystitis), leads to longer duration of symptoms and more serious adverse events related to the spread of the primary infection, according to a new study in PLOS Medicine by Ingvild Vik and colleagues from the University of Oslo, Norway. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cystitis treatment: Back to the 1950s
(Universit é de Gen è ve) Doctors prescribe antibiotic treatments from the 1950s to fight antibiotic resistance. But these 'old' antibiotics were not tested in the same way as their modern counterparts before being put on the market. Doctors from UNIGE and HUG analyzed two antibiotics used against uncomplicated urinary tract infections. They discovered that the most widely prescribed antibiotic today does not meet the expected success rate, while the second most commonly prescribed antibiotic seems as effective as the newer drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Here ’s Another Reason to Avoid Taking Unnecessary Antibiotics
Taking certain oral antibiotics may come with an unpleasant side effect, according to new research. A study published Thursday in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology found that taking any of five types of oral antibiotics was associated with a significantly higher risk of developing kidney stones — mineral and salt deposits that form in the kidneys and must be passed through the urinary tract. Kidney stones have grown much more common over the past few decades without a clear explanation as to why. The condition is, however, associated with bacterial changes in the intestines and urinary tract, leading ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

Drink cranberry juice to decrease your risk of UTI by half
(Natural News) Cranberries aren’t just used for salads and baked goods. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has indicated that drinking cranberry juice regularly could reduce urinary tract infection (UTI) instances in women that previously had the condition. The study also indicated that this could reduce the need for antibiotics worldwide. In the study,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aerococcus urinae, Alloscardovia omnicolens, and Actinotignum schaalii: the AAA Minor League Team of Urinary Tract Infection Pathogens
In clinical microbiology laboratories, advancements in the methods used for routine organism identification have facilitated more accurate species level resolution. This, along with increasing knowledge regarding “new” pathogens, has provided new insights into biology and has revealed clinical associations not previously known. Aerococcus urinae, Alloscardovia omnicolens, and Actinotignum schaalii are Gram-positive bacteria associated with urinary tract infections but can also be members of the urinary t ract microbiota. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - May 9, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: William Lainhart, Mark D. Gonzalez Source Type: news

NICE bids to reduce antibiotic use for urinary tract infections
Primary care nurses are being urged to ask about the severity and regularity of urinary tract symptoms before they prescribe antibiotics, under latest draft guidance, which also advises against cranberry juice. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NICE urges GPs to 'be smarter' in use of antibiotics for UTIs
Draft NICE guidance on UTIs calls on GPs to step up efforts to avoid inappropriate or overuse of antibiotics. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - May 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Urinary tract infections Source Type: news

Health Tip: Help Prevent E coli Infection
-- Escherichia coli(E. coli) is a bacterium that's found in the environment, foods and intestines of people and animals. Many strains are harmless, but some can make you very sick, causing diarrhea, urinary tract infection, respiratory illness and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Panel Recommends Plazomicin for cUTI but Not BSI FDA Panel Recommends Plazomicin for cUTI but Not BSI
An FDA panel recommended plazomicin for complicated urinary tract infections but not for bloodstream infections in adults with limited or no treatment options.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Peninsula drug developer's stock plunges, but its antibiotic still could win FDA approval
Investors shaved nearly a third of the value off a South San Francisco drug maker's stock in after-hours trading Wednesday following an FDA advisory committee's split decision on approving the company's infection-fighting therapy. The panel voted unanimously in favor of recommending that the Food and Drug Administration approve Achaogen Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AKAO) plazomicin for use in urinary tract infections, but it voted 11-4 against endorsing the drug's use as a last option for patients with bloodstream… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 3, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Peninsula drug developer's stock plunges, but its antibiotic still could win FDA approval
Investors shaved nearly a third of the value off a South San Francisco drug maker's stock in after-hours trading Wednesday following an FDA advisory committee's split decision on approving the company's infection-fighting therapy. The panel voted unanimously in favor of recommending that the Food and Drug Administration approve Achaogen Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AKAO) plazomicin for use in urinary tract infections, but it voted 11-4 against endorsing the drug's use as a last option for patients with bloodstream… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 3, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Antibiotic therapy for preventing infections in people with acute stroke
This review article concludes preventive antibiotics had no effect on functional outcome or mortality, but significantly reduced the risk of'overall'infections. This reduction was driven mainly by prevention of urinary tract infection; no effect for pneumonia was found. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effect of 5-Day Nitrofurantoin vs Single-Dose Fosfomycin on Clinical Resolution of Uncomplicated Lower Urinary Tract Infection in Women
This research article concludes that clinical resolution to day 28 (primary endpoint) was achieved in more women with uncomplicated urinary tract infection, treated with 5-day nitrofurantoin vs single dose fosfomycin. Microbiological cure was also more favourable. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Achaogen Announces FDA Advisory Committee Voted Unanimously in Favor of Plazomicin for Treatment of Adults with Complicated Urinary Tract Infections
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAO), a late-stage biopharmaceutical company developing innovative antibacterials addressing multi-drug resistant (MDR) gram-negative infections, today announced... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - May 2, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Five-Day Nitrofurantoin Beats Single-Dose Fosfomycin for UTI
TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 -- Five-day nitrofurantoin is associated with increased likelihood of clinical and microbiological resolution compared with single-dose fosfomycin among women with lower urinary tract infection (UTI), according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

To Truly Manage Malaria in Uganda, Diagnosis Matters
April 24, 2018Treatment without a proper diagnosis can undermine malaria care. Now Uganda is working to eliminate this practice.Susan Adongo, a 26-year-old stay-at-home mum, has not been feeling well for the past few days.As she runs her daily errands, she feels a slight backache, fatigue, and headache. Today she has traveled over three kilometers to Kyere Health III to see a health worker about what is afflicting her.“I know for sure this is malaria,” Susan says. “The village health team has always mentioned to us the symptoms of malaria during the health talk sessions and this is exactly what I am exper...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Curetis launches diagnostic cartridge for urinary tract infection
Curetis said today that it won CE-IVD marking for its Unyvero cartridge designed to diagnose severe urinary tract infections. The cartridge covers 103 diagnostic targets and can detect 88 pathogens, according to Curetis, including a multi-drug-resistant pathogenic fungus that is of particular concern to hospitalized patients with compromised immune systems. Unyvero UTI can also detect 15 genetic markers of antibiotic resistances. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Curetis launches diagnostic cartridge for urinary tract infection appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - April 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diagnostics Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance curetis Source Type: news

Feminine Hygiene Products Could Be Doing More Harm Than Good
BOSTON (CBS) – While douching is largely a thing of the past, most women still turn to feminine products as part of their regular hygiene routine but they could be doing more harm than good. Canadian researchers found gel sanitizers were associated with an eight times higher risk of yeast infection and a 20 times higher risk of a bacterial infection. Some products were also associated with a greater risk of urinary tract infections. If you go down the feminine care aisle at your local drugstore you’ll see cream, gels, washes, wipes intended to make you feel cleaner or fresher, but while we don’t know if t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall HealthWatch Hygiene Women's Health Source Type: news

Online Calculator Predicts Urinary Tract Infection in Young Febrile Children Online Calculator Predicts Urinary Tract Infection in Young Febrile Children
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

UTI Calculator Predicts Risk of Infant Urinary Tract Infection
TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 -- The newly developed UTICalc calculator can be used to guide testing and treatment in children with suspected urinary tract infection (UTI), according to a study published online April 16 in JAMA Pediatrics. In an effort to... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Here's another reason to cycle: Women bicycle riders have better sexual function
(Natural News) Aside from helping you stay fit and healthy, did you know that riding a bicycle can help improve the sexual function of women? According to a study, while female bike riders have a higher chance of experiencing genital numbness, saddle sores, and urinary tract infections, they are less likely to have severe sexual and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Procalcitonin Level Could Rule Out Urinary Tract Infection Procalcitonin Level Could Rule Out Urinary Tract Infection
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Outsmarting antibiotic resistance to treat UTIs: Scientists successfully use alternative sugar molecules as decoys to trick E.coli bacteria
(Natural News) It’s a feeling many women are familiar with. They rush to the nearest bathroom to empty their bladder. They try to pass off urine but can’t. The urine comes in trickles. And when it does, the pain is unbearable. The mild burning sensation is scary. The culprit: Urinary tract infection or UTI. Urologists... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: April 6, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From CHF Solutions’s distribution deal to Guided Therapeutics’s licensing agreement, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but throught were still worth mentioning. 1. CHF inks Spanish distribution deal CHF Solutions announced in an April 5 press release that it has signed a distribution agreement with Dimedix Surgical. The distribution agreement will allow Dimedix Surgical to distribute the CHF’s Aquadex FlexFlow System throughout Spain. The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. 2. J&J launches digital surgical training subscription service J&...
Source: Mass Device - April 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Catheters Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Imaging Implants Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Ultrasound Urology Asahi Intecc aziyobiologics Biotronik CHF Solutions Inc. dimedixsurgical Guided Therapeut Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is it safe to hold your pee? Five possible complications
It is usually best to go to the bathroom when the urge hits, but sometimes life gets in the way. Here, learn about the possible complications of holding in pee, including urinary tract infections, damaged pelvic floor muscles, cramping, kidney stones, and more. We also discuss tips for reaching a toilet in time. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Overactive Bladder (OAB) Source Type: news

Evidence-Based Nursing Can Prevent Catheter-Associated UTIs Evidence-Based Nursing Can Prevent Catheter-Associated UTIs
Which evidence-based strategies may help prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections?Urologic Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Inactivity, Prolonged Sitting Tied to Urinary Tract Infections in Men
TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 -- Prolonged sitting time and low physical activity levels are tied to higher incidence of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in men, according to a study published online March 20 in BJU International. Heung Jae Park, from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can baking soda treat a UTI?
In this article, we take a closer look at how safe and effective baking soda is for treating urinary tract infections, otherwise known as UTIs. Also, we recommend other home remedies and treatments for the symptoms of UTIs, which can be uncomfortable and debilitating but are a common occurrence, especially for women. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urinary Tract Infection Source Type: news

Antibiotics may help relieve chronic bladder pain: Study
Antibiotics helped curb chronic urinary tract infection symptoms in women, according to a clinical trial in Britain. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotics curb chronic bladder pain in study
Antibiotics helped curb chronic urinary tract infection symptoms in women, according to a clinical trial in Britain. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney Cell Response to Urinary Tract Infection Helps Halt Bacterial Growth
Study identifies a new bodily defense mechanism, the lipocalin 2 (LCN2) molecule, that appears to help in the fight against urinary tract infections (UTIs). (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - March 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Treatment with Two Antibiotics Dramatically Reduces Risk of Urinary Tract Infections in Children
RIVUR study shows treatment with TMP/SMZ offers the possibility of fewer infections for children with VUR and a chance to outgrow reflux as their bodies mature. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - March 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Evaluating the Predictive Value of Urine Tests for Urinary Tract Infections
Samples collected during urination versus directly from the bladder are best for testing the most common cause of urinary tract infections, the bacteria E.coli. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - March 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

“Survival of the Fitness” May Mean Multiple Reservoirs for Urinary Tract Infection-causing Bacteria
When E. coli, a gut bacteria that can cause urinary tract infections (UTI), mutates it becomes more infectious in the bladder, and can cause recurrent UTIs. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - March 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

I have prostate cancer. But I am happy | George Monbiot
The principles that define a good life protect me from despair, despite this diagnosis and the grisly operation I now faceIt came, as these things often do, like a gunshot on a quiet street: shocking and disorienting. In early December, my urine turned brown. The following day I felt feverish and found it hard to pee. I soon realised I had a urinary tract infection. It was unpleasant, but seemed to be no big deal. Now I know that it might have saved my life.The doctor told me this infection was unusual in a man of my age, and hinted at an underlying condition. So I had a blood test, which revealed that my prostat...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: George Monbiot Tags: Cancer Health Society Cancer research Medical research Science UK news NHS Source Type: news

DIY cystitis therapy could end misery for thousands of women
From the age of 15, Mia Elderkvist suffered from repeated urinary tract infections which blighted her life. But a simple way of administering treatment changed her life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sepsis-causing bacteria is resistant to the last-resort antibiotic
Researchers from Emory University found Klebsiella pneumoniae, a bacterium that leads to blood poisoning, as well as urinary-tract infections, no longer responds to the drug colistin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotic, missed by standard tests
(Emory Health Sciences) Emory microbiologists have detected " heteroresistance " to colistin, a last-resort antibiotic, in already highly resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae, a bacterium that causes blood, soft tissue and urinary tract infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Inadequate Nurse ’s Notes Lead to Lawsuit
Mrs. H was a 71-year-old long-term resident of a skilled nursing facility. Her medical history was significant for severe malnutrition, pneumonia, urinary tract infection, and brittle diabetes mellitus. She was unable to ambulate and required assistance with multiple activities of daily living. She had a history of variable cognitive deficits and of refusing treatment and medications, including her insulin. Most of her 6-year residency was uneventful, with a handful of hospitalizations for shortness of breath and diabetic ketoacidosis. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - March 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: William C. Wilson Tags: LEGAL ISSUES Source Type: news

Meropenem-vaborbactam Effective for Complicated Urinary Tract Infection Meropenem-vaborbactam Effective for Complicated Urinary Tract Infection
The combination meropenem-vaborbactam is at least as effective as piperacillin-tazobactam for treating complicated urinary tract infection, including acute pyelonephritis, according to results from the TANGO trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Kidney Stones on the Rise Among Women
The investigators found that women -- especially those 18 to 39 years old -- developed stones more often than men. They were most likely to have so-called infection stones, blamed on chronic urinary tract infections. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: All you need to know about UTIs in men
Learn all about urinary tract infections in men, which are less frequent but can be more serious than UTIs in women. We look at symptoms and treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urinary Tract Infection Source Type: news

Avoid These Antibiotics in the First Trimester of Pregnancy Avoid These Antibiotics in the First Trimester of Pregnancy
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights a study of antibiotics prescribed to pregnant women with urinary tract infections.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Common antibiotics linked to E. coli resistance in children
Primary care prescribers should consider curbing scripts for antibiotics in children with urinary tract infections caused by E. coli, according to the UK authors of new study. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 2, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news