New Analyses Suggest Favorable Results for STELARA ® (ustekinumab) When Used as a First-Line Therapy for Bio-Naïve Patients with Moderately to Severely Active Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, October 25, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced data from two new analyses of STELARA® (ustekinumab) for the treatment of adults with moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC).1,2 In a modelled analysisa focused on treatment sequencing using data from randomized controlled trials, network meta-analysis and literature, results showed patient time spent in clinical remission or response was highest when STELARA was used as a first-line advanced therapy for bio-naïve patients with moderately t...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

What Causes Irritability?
Discussion Child abuse or non-accidental trauma is a clinical diagnosis. It is the constellation of history, physical examination, radiographic evaluation, laboratory testing and investigation that determines if child abuse has occurred. Irritability caused by fractures or other trauma can be a presenting symptom of abuse. Fractures can be a presentation but they are also common problems not associated with abuse. Femoral shaft fractures are estimated to account for only 1.6% of all fractures in children, therefore they are potentially more suspicious for child abuse. A review of femur fractures can be found here. A review...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 18, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

3 Ways to make strides in reducing patient harm: Since adopting a'Bold Goals' initiative in 2005, one California-based health system has posted several gains, including reduced infections and lower sepsis mortality
The article discusses about the ways The Fountain Valley, California –based MemorialCare health system, reduced infections and lower sepsis mortality helping in reducing patient harm. The ways includes high degree of hand hygiene compliance for limiting hospital acquired infections such as catheter-associated urinary tract infection and minimizing hospital readmiss ions. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guidelines for Infection Control in the Urological Field, including Urinary Tract Management (revised second edition)
The Committee for the Development of Guidelines for Infection Control in the Urological Field, including Urinary Tract Management of the Japanese Urological Association, together with its systematic review team and external reviewers, have prepared a set of practice guidelines, an abridged version of which is published herein. These guidelines cover the following topics: (i) foundations of infection control, standard precautions, route-specific precautions, and occupational infection control (including vaccines); (ii) the relationship between urologists and infection control; (iii) infection control in urological wards and...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Janssen Showcases Commitment to Advancing Scientific Innovation in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) at CHEST 2021 Annual Meeting
TITUSVILLE, N.J. – October 14, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today 11* abstracts highlighting data from its pulmonary hypertension (PH) portfolio will be presented at CHEST 2021, the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians, held virtually October 17-20.Data presentations from eight abstracts will provide additional evidence supporting the role of objective multiparameter risk assessment approaches in helping to optimize treatment and care for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), as well as the impact of earlier and comprehensive therapy with ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Janssen Submits Application Seeking U.S. FDA Approval of STELARA ® (ustekinumab) for the Treatment of Pediatric Patients With Juvenile Psoriatic Arthritis
HORSHAM, PENNSYLVANIA, October 8, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced the submission of a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking expanded approval of STELARA® (ustekinumab) to treat pediatric patients ages 5 years and older with juvenile psoriatic arthritis (jPsA).The filing is supported by extrapolation of data from nine studies across both adult trials in active PsA and adult and pediatric studies in moderate to severe plaque psoriasis, totaling 3,997 patients evaluated across these closely associa...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Surveillance for Healthcare-Associated Infections: Hospital-Onset Adult Sepsis Events Versus Current Reportable Conditions
Conclusions CDC's HO-ASE definition detects many serious nosocomial infections missed by currently reportable HAIs. HO-ASE surveillance could increase the efficiency and clinical significance of surveillance while identifying new targets for prevention. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women With Recurrent UTIs Express Fear, Frustration Women With Recurrent UTIs Express Fear, Frustration
Fear of antibiotic overuse and frustration with practitioners who prescribe them too freely are key sentiments from women with recurrent urinary tract infections.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - October 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

New Analysis Presented by Janssen at United European Gastroenterology Week (UEGW) Demonstrates Long-Term Safety Profile for STELARA ® (ustekinumab) in Older Patients Across Approved Indications
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, October 4, 2021 – Today, the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced a new analysis of STELARA® (ustekinumab) pooled safety data from 13 clinical studies across approved indications, showing rates of key safety events among adults 60 years and older treated with STELARA for up to five yearsa were similar to rates observed with placebo during the control phase of these trials.1,b Approved indications included adults with moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease (CD), moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC), moderate to severe plaque p...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Hims & Hers rolls out new dietary supplement aimed at curbing UTIs
Urinary tract infections are the most common form of outpatient infections in the U.S., with more than half of adult women experiencing at least one in their lifetime.     (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 16, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Use Urine Sampling More Broadly to Rule Out Pediatric UTI Use Urine Sampling More Broadly to Rule Out Pediatric UTI
Pediatric urine sampling should be used more frequently than current guidelines suggest for ruling out urinary tract infection (UTI), according to a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Nurses Headlines)
Source: Medscape Nurses Headlines - September 14, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Renal Replacement Therapies?
Discussion Kidneys are amazing in that they filter the blood, eliminate toxins, balance fluids and electrolytes plus have a lot of reserve to do the job they need to do even when injured. Therefore, depending on the problem, chronic renal disease (CRD) often allows time before renal replacement therapy (RRT) is needed. RRT currently is dialysis (peritoneal or hemodialysis) or renal transplant. In general, the patient’s own kidneys do the best job for them but there is always a balance between the problems of CRD and its management, versus the potentially improved renal function with RRT. RRT itself though has a diffe...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 13, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Identification and infection control of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales in intensive care units
Infections with multidrug-resistant organisms among patients in intensive care units (ICUs) are associated with high mortality. Among multidrug-resistant organisms, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales (CRE) harbor important pathogens for healthcare-associated infections, including pneumonia, bacteremia, and urinary tract infections. Risk factors for CRE colonization include underlying comorbid conditions, prior antibiotics exposure, prior use of healthcare facilities, device use, and longer ICU stay. The mortality rate due to invasive CRE infection is 22%-49%, and CRE colonization is associated with an approximately 10-f...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spotting signs of urosepsis in patients with UTIs
With one in four instances of sepsis linked to urinary tract infections, nurses must have an awareness of the symptoms so they can escalate cases and potentially save lives. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common and, although often uncomfortable and distressing, usually easy to treat. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Be sepsis savvy: spot the signs and save lives
The shocking fact is that many people have still never heard of sepsis, and if they have, are often confused about what it is, and what signs to look out for. The most crucial thing to understand is that sepsis is triggered by any infection or injury — no matter how minor it may seem. Some of the most common causes of sepsis in both adults and children are urinary tract infections (UTIs), a wound from trauma or recent surgery, infected cuts or bites and chest infections. Basic signs to look out for are listed in this useful short overvie w. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comorbidities and medical complexities of mobility device users: a retrospective study - LaBerge NB, Detterbeck A, Nooijen CFJ.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the medical complexities and comorbidities of individuals who utilise wheeled mobility devices. As well as, to examine costly events including the number of urinary tract infections (UTIs), hospitalizations, urgent care(UC)/emergenc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

How does Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus Present?
Discussion Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus (LSA) is a chronic inflammatory disease with a strong autoimmune association. It can occur with other autoimmune diseases. Its specific cause is unknown. It affects females and males of all ages, but especially females 40-60 years. In the pediatric population it affects prepubertal females most often. Treatment includes steroid medications or anti-inflammatory medications. Other treatments may be offered including phototherapy, and much less commonly systemic steroids or immunosuppressive therapy. Circumcision may also be an option for some males. Childhood LSA generally improves b...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 6, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

He Passed Out Three Times in 10 Days. What Was Wrong?
Could all this really be a result of a urinary-tract infection? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Sanders, M.D. Tags: Tests (Medical) Ticks (Insects) Antibiotics Fever Fainting Connecticut Source Type: news

Women voice frustration over current care for recurrent urinary tract infections
This study really gave us insight into the patient perspective and showed us those with recurrent UTIs are dissatisfied with the current management of the condition. Continued episodes can have a major impact on their quality of life.”More than half of women will develop a UTI at some point, and roughly 1 in 4 will have repeat infections that can last for years. Many with recurrent infections will be prescribed antibiotics frequently over their lifetime.The researchers conducted focus groups with 29 women with recurrent UTIs — defined as two infections in six months or three in a year. Participants were asked a...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 4, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Shorter Antibiotic Course OK for UTIs in Men With No Fever Shorter Antibiotic Course OK for UTIs in Men With No Fever
Men with urinary tract infections (UTIs) who do not have fever may need only 7 days of antibiotics, not the 14-day course typically used.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - August 2, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Shorter Course of Antibiotics Noninferior for UTI in Afebrile Men
WEDNESDAY, July 28, 2021 -- For afebrile men with urinary tract infection (UTI), seven days of antibiotic treatment is noninferior to 14 days for symptom resolution, according to a study published in the July 27 issue of the Journal of the American... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mild kidney disease linked to risk of developing and dying from cancer - symptoms to spot
MILD kidney disease may currently affect up to a third of the population. Symptoms of the condition include urinary tract infections, itchy skin, and swelling of the legs. Researchers have now linked the disease to a heightened risk of developing and dying from cancer. But doctors remain optimistic the study will help improve outcomes for patients. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Changes in motor behavior predict falls and identify acute events - Bowen ME, Cacchione P.
This study aimed to examine how changes in motor behavior are associated with falls, delirium, and urinary tract infections (UTIs). Twenty-three (128 observations) skilled nursing residents were examined for up to 18  months. In multilevel models, motor b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

Are Antibiotics Really the Answer for UTIs in Women?
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- Urinary tract infections: They're the bane of millions of women, and a new study finds that many sufferers are unhappy that diagnosis and treatments are still limited for this painful condition. One of the biggest concerns... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

STELARA ® (ustekinumab) Demonstrated Sustained Symptomatic and Corticosteroid-Free Remission Rates in Adults with Moderately to Severely Active Ulcerative Colitis at Nearly Three Years in Long-Term Extension of Phase 3 Trial
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, July 9, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced new three-year data from the long-term extension (LTE) of the STELARA® (ustekinumab) Phase 3 UNIFI study. The data demonstrated the majority (55.2 percent) of adult patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC) who initially responded to treatment with STELARA sustained symptomatic remissiona rates at nearly three years (week 152).1 Furthermore, a majority (96.4 percent) of the patients in symptomatic remissiona at week 152 were corticosteroid-free. These data are being pr...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Women with recurrent UTIs voice 'fear and frustration' over treatment options
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Women with recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) experience frustration related to their treatment - particularly the risks from repeated use of antibiotics, according to a focus group study in The Journal of Urology ® , Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A promising new target for urinary tract infections and kidney stones
(Tokyo Medical and Dental University) Researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) have found that the urinary secretion of uromodulin, a kidney-specific protein, can be increased by the hormone vasopressin via certain signaling pathways. Increasing the urinary secretion of uromodulin may protect against urinary tract infections and kidney stones, while the resulting lower uromodulin levels in kidney cells may help to prevent hypertension and chronic kidney disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Maternal Sepsis: presentation, course, treatment and outcomes
The current adult definition of sepsis and septic shock, as developed in 1992, does not adequately define sepsis in the pregnant and peripartum women due to the alteration of sepsis presentation in the maternal population. The purpose of this study was to determine potential causative factors for sepsis with the aim of prevention and reducing morbidity and mortality. Study Design and Methods: A descriptive observational design via a retrospective medical record review was used with a convenience sample of 22 women who were identified after admission as having sepsis. The setting was the labor and delivery unit of a large u...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From meat-production to urinary tract infections
(Instituto de Tecnologia Qu í mica e Biol ó gica Ant ó nio Xavier da Universidade NOVA de Lisboa ITQB NOVA) In young women, Staphylococcus saprophyticus is a main cause of urinary tract infections (UTI), reaching 20% prevalence. Understanding the epidemiology of this microorganism can help identify its origin, distribution, causes, and risk factors. Now, ITQB NOVA researchers led by Maria Miragaia showed evidence that Staphylococcus saprophyticus can originate in food, namely in the meat-production chain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 7, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Janssen Presents Results of First Head-to-Head Study of Biologic Therapies in Patients with Moderate to Severe Crohn ’s Disease
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, May 23, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced efficacy and safety data for STELARA® (ustekinumab) in Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC),1-4including data from the SEAVUE study, the first head-to-head study of biologic therapies in patients with CD, presented in a Clinical Science Late-Breaking Abstract Plenary session.1 SEAVUE data showed treatment with STELARA demonstrated high rates of clinical remission, corticosteroid-free remission, clinical response and endoscopic response through one year in biologic-naïve p...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Keep Antibiotics Unchanged in Breakthrough UTIs Keep Antibiotics Unchanged in Breakthrough UTIs
Changing the continuous antibiotic prophylactic agent had no significant effect on the risk of a second infection in children with breakthrough urinary tract infections, a small study showed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

New antimicrobial surface reduces bacteria build-up on medical instruments
(Monash University) Patient infection from urinary catheters are a global health concern. In a world-first, Monash University researchers have developed a new 3D antimicrobial surface to reduce bacterial build-up. The study saw a reduction in bacteria colonisation for three leading Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) pathogens, including E. coli. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Comparing mortality between positive and negative blood culture results: an inverse probability of treatment weighting analysis of a multicenter cohort, BMC Infectious Diseases
Conclusions: Culture-positive sepsis patients had comparable early mortality but worse late mortality than culture-negative sepsis patients in this cohort. Persistent Staphylococcal bacteremia may have contributed to the increased late mortality. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to get rid of a urine infection: 7 simple UTI home remedies
URINARY tract infections - also known as UTIs - are painful and annoying but are unfortunately very easy to contract. Here's how you can get rid of your urine infection using home remedies. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amid COVID, potentially avoidable hospitalizations for other conditions fell far more for whites than Blacks
During the first six months of the pandemic, as people attempted to stay away from hospitals caring for those sick with COVID-19, potentially avoidable hospitalizations for non-COVID-19 –related conditions fell far more among white patients than Black patients, according to a new study that looked at admissions to UCLA Health hospitals.The findings indicate that the COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated existing racial health care disparities and suggest that during the pandemic, African Americans may have had worse access than whites to outpatient care that could have helped prevent deterioration of their non –COVID...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 19, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Consumer Health: What do you know about kidney infections?
March is National Kidney Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about urinary tract and kidney infections. A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in any part of your urinary system -- your kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. Most infections involve the lower urinary tract -- the bladder and the urethra. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 9, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

What Causes a Urinary Tract Infection in a Child?
Title: What Causes a Urinary Tract Infection in a Child?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/8/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/8/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - March 8, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Speeding treatment for urinary tract infections in children
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) DALLAS - March 8, 2021 - A study led by UT Southwestern and Children's Health researchers defines parameters for the number of white blood cells that must be present in children's urine at different concentrations to suggest a urinary tract infection (UTI). The findings, published recently inPediatrics, could help speed treatment of this common condition and prevent potentially lifelong complications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Vaccine Against UTIs? New Mouse Study Brings Shot Closer
FRIDAY, March 5, 2021 -- Many women suffer through countless urinary tract infections (UTIs), but a new study in mice offers hope that a vaccine could one day bring their nightmares to an end. " Although several vaccines against UTIs have been... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 5, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study unravels antibiotic resistance in MRSA ‘superbug’ infections
FINDINGSResearchers applied a new approach pioneered at UCLA to predict whichmethicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA,infections willfail to respond toantibiotic treatment. By focusing on epigenetics — changes to gene expression that can’t be detected by standard DNA sequencing — the study examined how the immune system recognizes dangerous superbugs and works with antibiotics to clear them.BACKGROUNDThe Staphylococcus aureus bacterium can  live harmlessly on a person’s skin and in their nose, occasionally causing mild infections that can be treated with standard antibiotics. When i...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 3, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Many Women Getting Wrong Antibiotics to Treat a UTI: Study
MONDAY, March 1, 2021 -- If you've gone to the doctor for a urinary tract infection (UTI), chances are that you've been given the wrong antibiotic or a longer-than-necessary treatment plan. That's even more likely if you live in a rural area,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 1, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Goodbye UTIs: Duke scientists develop vaccine strategy for urinary tract infections
(Duke University Medical Center) Duke researchers describe a new vaccination strategy that they think could re-program the body to fight off the bacteria that cause urinary tract infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Recurring Urinary Tract Infections May Play A Role In Bladder Cancer
A recent study published in PLOS Pathogens has found that a DNA-damaging bacterial toxin called colibactin is produced in people with UTIs. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anuradha Varanasi, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing Common for Women With UTIs
FRIDAY, Feb. 26, 2021 -- A considerable proportion of women with uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI) have inappropriate antibiotic prescribing, and rural women are more likely to receive prescriptions with inappropriately long duration,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What is a Lipschultz Ulcer?
Discussion Acute genital ulcers (AGU) are much less common in sexually-naive women than sexually experienced or active women. The differential diagnosis of AGU is large. For sexually active women Herpes simplex virus is the most common cause. Sexually transmitted infections are also included in this differential. In addition to the pain, AGUs can cause distress for the patient and family as possible sexual abuse must be considered. The differential diagnosis of AGU in non-sexually active women includes: Aphthosis Lipschutz ulcer Idiopathic Autoimmune or inflammatory diseases Behcet disease Bullous pemphigoid Inflammato...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 8, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Hospital falsely imprisons elderly woman and conscripts a police force to bar her from family members
(Natural News) Medical tyranny continues. The Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Vancouver, Washington violated both ethics and law when they falsely imprisoned an elderly woman in their facility. According to family reports, the falsely imprisoned woman was admitted for a urinary tract infection and agreed to stay overnight in the hospital. Upon entry, she... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes Lethargy?
Discussion Lethargy is a common word used to describe a person who is drowsy, sluggish, listless and apathetic. Concentration may be difficult and they may have problems doing simple tasks. Many people actual mean fatigue or lassitude or being more tired when they use the word. In medical terms, lethargy is usually used to describe patients who have some type of excessive tiredness and usually have mental status changes with decreased alertness or arousal. Patients and health care providers both usually qualify the term and give more description to better communicate what is implied when using the term. This is true of man...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 25, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Infection-related complications after common infection in association with new antibiotic prescribing in primary care: retrospective cohort study using linked electronic health records, BMJ Open
UK study concluded that a practice with 10.4% higher antibiotic prescribing was associated with 5.7% lower rate of infection-related admissions with largest associations in hospital admissions for lower respiratory tract infection (16.1%) and urinary tract infection (14.7%). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A syndrome-based approach to antimicrobial stewardship in an Arizona skilled nursing facilityMoving the needle through quality improvement. American journal of infection control 48(12): 1537-1539
In 2015, an intervention to reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescribing for suspect urinary tract infection (UTI) was implemented in an Arizona skilled nursing facility. • Intervention included use of a 48[HYPHEN]hour enhanced observation protocol instead of urine culturing in low infection likelihood scenarios (eg, confusion without localizing signs of infection) and monthly feedback to providers on culturing and prescribing patterns. • In the 2 years following implementation of the intervention, antibiotic prescribing for suspect UTIs decreased by 85%, and C. difficile incidence by 86%, with no associated uroseps...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Do You Know if You Have a Urinary Tract Infection?
Title: How Do You Know if You Have a Urinary Tract Infection?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/11/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/11/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - January 11, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news