Health experts warn against 'dangerous' dry fasting influencers say is curing all health problems 
A new trend called 'dry-fasting' encourages followers to completely give up drinking water, but health experts say it could lead to dehydration, urinary tract infections and kidney stones. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is it UTI or something worse? How to determine the causes of lower abdominal pain
(Natural News) Pain in the lower abdomen can be caused by a bacterial, parasitic or viral infection. The pain can also be due to a UTI (urinary tract infection), but it is best to check your symptoms and what caused the condition to determine the most effective natural remedy for the pain that you are experiencing.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vegetarian Diet Tied to Lower Risk for Urinary Tract Infection
TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2020 -- A vegetarian diet is associated with a reduced risk for urinary tract infection (UTI), according to a study published online Jan. 30 in Scientific Reports. Yen-Chang Chen, from the Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital in Taiwan, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Targeting chronic infections and deadly bacteria
(University of Houston) University of Houston engineering professor Mehmet Orman is examining the life cycle of stubborn, drug-resistant persister cells in recurrent infections to find a way to destroy them. Scientists believe persister cells cause the recurrence of chronic health issues like airway infections in cystic fibrosis patients, urinary tract infections and tuberculosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vegetarians suffer fewer urinary tract infections because 'meat has more bacteria'
Researchers at Tzu Chi University in Taiwan recruited 9,274 people and tracked them for nearly a decade to see if vegetarians got fewer urinary tract and kidney infections. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Health Vegetarianism Science UK news Food Life and style Society Source Type: news

Want Fewer UTIs? Go Vegetarian, Study Suggests
THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2020 -- Urinary tract infections plague millions of Americans. Now new research suggests that what they eat might have a role to play. The Taiwanese study compared UTI rates among nearly 10,000 Buddhists living in the island... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 30, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Staff at Extendicare nursing home abused woman before her death from dehydration, says report
Staff at one of the biggest nursing home chains in the country were found to have abused an elderly woman who died from dehydration and a urinary tract infection. Employees later said they were too overworked to deliver proper care, but the Alberta nursing home wasn’t fined. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Why women's agonising UTIs are STILL being misdiagnosed
Carolyn Andrew, 68, from Bushey, Hertfordshire, joined a group of activists called CUTIC, the Chronic Urinary Tract Infection Campaign, after developing a urinary tract infection in 2016. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New smartphone camera test could speed up urinary tract infection diagnosis
Scientists at the University of Bath say the test can help fight the global threat of antibiotic resistance. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 13, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Smartphone Cameras can Speed Up Urinary Tract Infection Diagnosis
Biological Engineers at the University of Bath have developed a test that could help medics quickly diagnose urinary tract infections (UTIs), using a normal smartphone camera. Similar in principle to a pregnancy test, the process can identify the presence of harmful E. coli bacteria in a urine sample in just 25 minutes. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - January 8, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Smartphone cameras can speed up urinary tract infection diagnosis
(University of Bath) Biological Engineers at the University of Bath have developed a test that could help medics quickly diagnose urinary tract infections (UTIs), using a normal smartphone camera. Similar in principle to a pregnancy test, the process can identify the presence of harmful E. coli bacteria in a urine sample in just 25 minutes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 8, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Naturally occurring plant carbohydrate in cranberries could help prevent UTI
(Natural News) Cranberries (Vaccinium macrocarpon) are popular fruits commonly associated with Thanksgiving. They are small, red-colored, and packed with essential nutrients and health benefits. One of the many things cranberries are known for is their ability to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI). Nearly every human study that investigated this has confirmed that drinking cranberry juice helps stop UTI from recurring. But contrary... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When the Family Demands Antibiotics
Dear Dr. Jeff: Our antibiotic stewardship efforts have led to a series of conflicts with involved family members. Typically, they are vociferously demanding antibiotics for presumed urinary tract infections which do not meet the McGeer criteria for antibiotic use. While the families are generally well-meaning, our attempts to follow guidelines, even when accompanied by copies and other instructional materials, have produced shouting with threats of hotline calls, lawsuits, resident transfers, or even violence. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - December 25, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Jeffrey Nichols Tags: Dear Dr. Jeff Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about peeing after sex
Peeing after sex may help to prevent urinary tract infections. Read on to discover whether there are any other benefits to peeing after sex. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter Released From Hospital Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter Released From Hospital
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was released from a Georgia hospital on Wednesday where he had been undergoing treatment for a urinary tract infection, his spokeswoman said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 6, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Drug Trials Snapshot: FETROJA
FETROJA is used to treat adults who have a complicated urinary tract infection (abbreviated as cUTI) including infection of the kidneys (pyelonephritis) caused by specific bacteria. It should be used only when few or no other treatment options are available. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - December 4, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

50 Years of UTIs and Treatments -- Has Much Changed? 50 Years of UTIs and Treatments -- Has Much Changed?
How has the evaluation and treatment of urinary tract infections evolved in the past 50 years?Urologic Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: UTI in pregnancy: Everything you need to know
Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are common, especially during pregnancy. Find out the causes of a UTI in pregnancy, the risks, and tips for treatment and prevention here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

A Tiny Bug Ended My NFL Career —and Almost My Life
During my nine years in the NFL, I ruptured tendons in my fingers, suffered multiple concussions, and broke several bones. I tore my ACL, MCL, and PCL, and completely blew out my left knee. That last injury should have ended my career. But it didn’t. I put myself back together and played through the pain. What finally took me down? A tiny bug I had never heard of and couldn’t see. A drug-resistant staph infection called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus cost me my NFL career—and almost my life. MRSA is one of many deadly, antibiotic-resistant infections. Together, these “superbugs” k...
Source: TIME: Health - November 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Brandon Noble Tags: Uncategorized health Source Type: news

Fetroja Approved to Treat Complicated Urinary Tract Infections
Title: Fetroja Approved to Treat Complicated Urinary Tract InfectionsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/16/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/18/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - November 18, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Fetroja Approved to Treat Complicated Urinary Tract Infections
FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2019 -- Antibacterial drug Fetroja (cefiderocol) has been approved to treat patients aged 18 years and older with complicated urinary tract infections (cUTIs), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced yesterday. The drug is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA OKs New Antibacterial Cefiderocol for Complicated UTI FDA OKs New Antibacterial Cefiderocol for Complicated UTI
Last month, an FDA panel recommended approval of cefiderocol for treatment of complicated urinary tract infections (cUTIs), including pyelonephritis caused by Gram-negative bacteria.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 15, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Shionogi antibiotic gets FDA ok with mortality warning
Japan's Shionogi announced the U.S. FDA has approved its new antibiotic, Fetroja, for the treatment of complicated urinary tract infections. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - November 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA approves new antibacterial drug to treat complicated urinary tract infections as part of ongoing efforts to address antimicrobial resistance
The FDA today approved Fetroja (cefiderocol), an antibacterial drug for treatment of patients with complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI), including kidney infections caused by susceptible Gram-negative microorganisms, who have limited or no alternative treatment options. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - November 14, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

FDA Approves Fetroja (cefiderocol) for the Treatment of Complicated Urinary Tract Infections
November 14, 2019 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Fetroja (cefiderocol), an antibacterial drug for treatment of patients 18 years of age or older with complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI), including kidney infections... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - November 14, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

GlaxoSmithKline announces start of phase III trial of gepotidacin in treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI) and urogenital gonorrhoea
Gepotidacin is first in new chemical class of antibiotics called triazaacenaphthylene bacterial topoisomerase inhibitors. Development programme comprises two separate studies, EAGLE-1 (vs. ceftriaxone + azithromycin in gonorrhoea) and EAGLE-2 (vs. nitrofurantoin for UTI). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GSK starts late-stage study for new-age antibiotic
GlaxoSmithKline has begun a late-stage study testing its experimental antibiotic, gepotidacin, in patients with urinary tract infections and gonorrhoea. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - October 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

GlaxoSmithKline starts late-stage trial for experimental antibiotic
GlaxoSmithKline Plc said on Monday it has begun a late-stage study testing its experimental antibiotic in patients with urinary tract infections and gonorrhoea, a type of sexually transmitted infection. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA Panel Recommends Cefiderocol for Complicated UTI FDA Panel Recommends Cefiderocol for Complicated UTI
An FDA advisory committee recommended cefiderocol for complicated urinary tract infections, including pyelonephritis caused by gram-negative bacteria in patients with limited treatment options.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Alert Source Type: news

Bacteria Are Likely Hiding In Your Household Washing Machine
(CNN) — When multidrug-resistant pathogens kept reappearing on the skin of premature babies in a German hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit, investigators were confused. Tests for contamination in the incubators, as well as among healthcare workers who came into contact with the preemies, were all coming up negative, according to a report on the case published Friday by the American Society for Microbiology. But tests showed the babies were continually being reinfected with Klebsiella oxytoca, a bacteria notorious for hospital-acquired infections such as pneumonia, urinary tract infection, soft tissue infec...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Offbeat CNN Source Type: news

Cause of antibiotic resistance identified
Scientists have confirmed for the first time that bacteria can change form to avoid being detected by antibiotics in the human body. Studying samples from elderly patients with recurring urinary tract infections, the Newcastle University team used state-of-the art techniques to identify that a bacteria can lose its cell wall - the common target of many groups of antibiotics. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you have sex when you have a UTI?
Once a urinary tract infection (UTI) starts to get better, people may wonder if they can return to sex. Learn about the safety and risks of sex with a UTI here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urinary Tract Infection Source Type: news

Urinary tract infection: diagnostic tools for primary care
This quick reference tool for primary care describes when to send for urine cultures and when to consider a UTI in adults> 65 years, women 65 has been updated to reflect NICE guidance on managing catheter-associated UTIs. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UroShield for preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections - Medtech innovation briefing [MIB191]
The intended place in therapy would be as well as existing catheter products to help prevent infection in people with indwelling catheters. However, supporting evidence is limited and none of the studies were conducted within the UK. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TCM found to effectively treat recurring urinary tract infections
(Natural News) Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common health problem anywhere in the world. According to studies, it affects about 150 million people each year. UTI occurs when bacteria get into the urine and make their way to the bladder. The resulting inflammation can cause pain in the lower abdomen and back or a burning sensation. Antibiotics are often... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A research proposal testing a new model of ambulation activity among long-term care residents with dementia/cognitive impairment: the study protocol of a prospective longitudinal natural history study - Bowen ME, Rowe MA, Ji M, Cacchione P.
This study will test a predictive longitudina... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Noncarbapenems for UTIs Caused by ESBL-Producing Bacteria Noncarbapenems for UTIs Caused by ESBL-Producing Bacteria
Carbapenems are considered first-line agents for ESBL urinary tract infections, but their use is associated with increased multidrug resistance. Are there effective noncarbapenem alternatives?Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Could Open-Access Diagnostics Speed Diagnoses?
Today’s molecular diagnostics testing typically involves either manual processing at a reference laboratory or automated processing by preconfigured instruments in near-patient settings, Dr. Jack Regan, CEO and founder of LexaGene, tells MD+DI. Neither approach would be ideal for detecting a highly infectious novel pathogen, he warned. The inability to rapidly configure a near-patient instrument to identify a newly emergent pathogen could result in delayed detection and increase the risk of the disease spreading. Some healthcare experts fear that such delays could lead to a pandemic that could claim thous...
Source: MDDI - August 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: IVD Source Type: news

New patient test could tell GPs if infections are antibiotic resistant in under two hours
A new rapid patient test which could identify whether bacteria isolated from clinical samples are antibiotic resistant in under two hours is being trialled on a range of antibiotics commonly used to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs). If successful, the test could transform decision-making around antibiotic choice by helping inform the five million antibiotic prescriptions written each year in the UK for UTIs. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 28, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research, Business and Enterprise; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Science, School of Physics, Faculty of Science; Press Release Source Type: news

Bacteremic UTI in Infants Can Be Managed With Shorter-Course Parenteral Antibiotics Bacteremic UTI in Infants Can Be Managed With Shorter-Course Parenteral Antibiotics
Recurrent urinary-tract infections (UTIs) are no more frequent among infants with bacteremic UTI who receive shorter versus longer parenteral antibiotic treatment, according to a retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Readers Share Pain and Frustration Over Urinary Tract Infections
Hundreds of readers shared their experiences with drug-resistant U.T.I.s, many describing deep frustration with persistent, painful infections. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matt Richtel Tags: Drug Resistance (Microbial) Urinary Tract E Coli (Bacteria) Infections your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Recurring Urinary Tract Infections Vex Readers
Hundreds of readers shared their experiences with drug-resistant U.T.I.s, many describing deep frustration with persistent, painful infections. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matt Richtel Tags: Drug Resistance (Microbial) Urinary Tract E Coli (Bacteria) Infections your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Most U.K. Patients With UTI Receive Antibiotics on Same Day
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... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lower Urinary Tract Infections: Management, Outcomes and Risk Factors for Antibiotic Re-prescription in Primary Care
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))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Better tests needed for urinary tract infections, say researchers
Primary care nurses and doctors “urgently need a fast and accurate test” for diagnosing urinary tract infections (UTIs) to reduce overprescribing of antibiotics, according to researchers in Leeds. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 13, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

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. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

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. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urinary Tract Infection Source Type: news

SodiumGlucose Cotransporter-2 Inhibitors and the Risk for Severe Urinary Tract Infections: A Population-Based Cohort Study
Based on analysis of data from two US-cohorts (total n=235,730), risk for severe and nonsevere UTI events among those initiating SGLT-2 inhibitor therapy was similar to that among patients initiating treatment with other second-line antidiabetic medications. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news