Medical News Today: What are the symptoms of a UTI in older adults?
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can affect people at any age. However, UTIs are one of the most common causes of infection in older adults. Symptoms of a UTI in older adults may include restlessness, agitation, and confusion. UTIs are treatable with medication. Learn more about UTIs in seniors here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urinary Tract Infection Source Type: news

Health Tip: Recognize Signs of a Urinary Tract Infection
-- The urinary system is the body's way to rid itself of wastes and extra water. But the urinary tract also is a common spot for infection (UTI). While anyone can develop a UTI, about four times as many women develop them as men, the U.S. National... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Recognize Signs of a Urinary Tract Infection
Title: Health Tip: Recognize Signs of a Urinary Tract InfectionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/1/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/1/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - August 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Asymptomatic Bacteriuria vs Symptomatic UTI Asymptomatic Bacteriuria vs Symptomatic UTI
What are the best ways to differentiate between asymptomatic bacteriuria and urinary tract infections in geriatric patients?Urologic Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

NanoVibronix touts trigeminal neuralgia PainShield study data
NanoVibronix (NSDQ:NAOV) yesterday released results from a study exploring the use of its PainShield device in treating patients with trigeminal neuralgia, touting improved pain relief and quality of life. The PainShield is a device designed to treat pain in nerves, muscles and joints through the delivery of localized ultrasound, the Elmsford, N.Y.-based company said. In the 59-patient double blinded, crossover trial, investigators examined the use of the device in treating individuals with unilateral trigeminal neuralgia using assessments on the Visual Analog Scale pain score as well as breakthrough medications per w...
Source: Mass Device - July 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Pain Management Ultrasound nanovibronix Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to do about a smelly penis
Most of the time, regularly cleaning the penis will keep odor to a minimum. However, poor hygiene and some conditions may cause the penis ’ odor to change or smell foul. In this article, learn about the possible causes of a smelly penis, including smegma, balanitis, and urinary tract infections. We also cover treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Men's Health Source Type: news

Deadly Respiratory Distress Mimic
Medic 534, staffed by a paramedic and EMT, is dispatched to a nursing home for a 78-year-old female in respiratory distress. On arrival, the crew finds the patient in a chair accompanied by two nurses and the administrator on call. The patient is in obvious distress showing fatigue and an increased work of breathing. She is alert to voice, but diaphoretic, lethargic, and unable to speak due to rapid, shallow breathing. A nurse is administering a nebulizer containing 3 mL of albuterol sulfate/ipratropium. A second nurse states that the patient has been in increasing distress for the last 45 minutes. The nurse also says that...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - July 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Brenton Faber, PhD, NRP Tags: Airway & Respiratory Patient Care Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Seven ways to treat a UTI without antibiotics
Antibiotics are a common and effective treatment for urinary tract infections (UTIs), but they come with risks. Some UTIs can go away on their own, and several home remedies can speed up this process. In this article, we discuss the benefits and risks of antibiotics and provide seven home remedies to treat UTIs. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urinary Tract Infection Source Type: news

A 29-Year-Old Man With Urination Pain: USMLE Question A 29-Year-Old Man With Urination Pain: USMLE Question
A 29-year-old man who was previously treated for a urinary tract infection presents with continued pain during urination. What's the cause?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

Continuous low-dose antibiotic prophylaxis for adults with repeated urinary tract infections (AnTIC): a randomised, open-label trial
This research article outlines a UK study of clean intermittent self-catheterisation users with recurrent UTI. The results show antibiotic prophylaxis was associated with lower incidence of symptomatic antibiotic-treated UTI than control over one year. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Theophylline toxicity: an old poisoning for a new generation of physicians - Greene SC, Halmer T, Carey JM, Rissmiller BJ, Musick MA.
A healthy 4-year-old female presented to the emergency department for vomiting and diarrhea. She was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection, treated with antibiotics and anti-emetics and discharged. Within four hours, her symptoms recurred, followed by d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

A Resident ’s Right to Appeal a Facility-Initiated Discharge
On May 12, 2016, Mrs. D was admitted to an acute care facility after she was found collapsed in her home, unresponsive, covered with melenic stool, and with dried blood around her mouth. She could not provide a history, and her daughter (her caregiver) was unavailable. She was noted to have possible upper gastrointestinal bleeding, rhabdomyolysis (from a fall), and a urinary tract infection (UTI). She was hydrated aggressively, and her rhabdomyolysis and kidney injury resolved. Her upper endoscopy examination showed severe esophagitis and Barrett ’s esophagus. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - July 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: William C. Wilson Tags: lEGAL iSSUEs Source Type: news

Ready to Go: Guidelines and Toolkit for UTI Management
GRAPEVINE, TEXAS — New diagnostic and treatment algorithms for suspected urinary tract infection (UTI) — and a toolkit for implementation — have been pilot-tested and are soon to be analyzed and more widely disseminated as part of the IOU (Improving Outcomes of UTI Management in LTC Facilities) study, David Na ce, MD, MPH, CMD reported at AMDA – the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine’s Annual Conference. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - July 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Christine Kilgore Source Type: news

New findings on bacteria in female bladders
(Loyola University Health System) A new study published in Nature Communications has found that the female bladder not only contains bacteria, but the microbes are similar to those found in the vagina. The finding could lead to improved diagnostic tests and treatments for urinary tract infections and other urinary tract disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA Approves Plazomicin (Zemdri)   for Urinary Tract Infections FDA Approves Plazomicin (Zemdri)   for Urinary Tract Infections
Achaogen Inc said on Tuesday U.S. health regulators cleared its antibiotic plazomicin (Zemdri) to treat adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but declined approval for treating bloodstream infections.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Microbial “irony”—bacteria provide keys to battling urinary tract infections
Researchers have identified two different molecules that can limit growth of microbes that cause urinary tract infections (UTIs), adding to approaches being pursued to develop new strategies for clinical treatment of UTIs.  (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - June 26, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

FDA knocks back Achaogen's drug for bloodstream infection
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared Achaogen Inc's antibiotic to treat adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but shares slumped 25 percent as the drug failed to win approval for treating bloodstream infections. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Achaogen's antibiotic gets FDA nod for urinary tract infections
(Reuters) - Achaogen Inc said on Tuesday U.S. health regulators cleared its antibiotic to treat adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but declined approval for treating bloodstream infections. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Zemdri (plazomicin) Approved by FDA for the Treatment of Adults with Complicated Urinary Tract Infections (cUTI)
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Achaogen, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing and commercializing innovative antibacterial agents to address multidrug resistant (MDR) gram-negative infections, today announced... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - June 25, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Reducing Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections in Nursing-home Residents
Recent report highlights a successful multicomponent effort that reduced infection rates by 54 percent compared to prior care. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - June 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Urinary Tract Infection Vaccines —Putting Metal to the Pedal
Study results point toward an additional pool of candidate targets for vaccines to prevent urinary tract infections (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - June 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Possible New Trigger for Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections Identified
Researchers identified a naturally occurring component of the vaginal microbiota as a possible trigger of recurrent urinary tract infections and a subsequent kidney infection. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - June 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Seeking a Genetic Signature for Urinary Tract Infections
A complex and dynamic interplay betweenE. coli strains and their host environment determines infection and subsequent disease. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - June 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Study: No difference in complications, survival rate between robot-assisted and open bladder surgeries
A seven-year study comparing outcomes from robotic and open cystectomy procedures showed no statistically significant difference in complications or survival rate between the two methods. The randomized open versus robotic cystectomy study, known as the Razor trial, is touted as the first comprehensive study to compare outcomes between robotic and traditional open surgeries in any organ. Results from the trial were recently published in the journal The Lancet. “We have done more than 4 million surgeries with the robotic approach since the device came into existence, and on average we do close to a million robotic sur...
Source: Mass Device - June 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Robotics Surgical Source Type: news

Digital health news briefs: STD testing at home, VR distraction therapy
Finding time to get tested. Patients may now be able to address sexual healthcare issues through video conferencing. KnowNow Health has just launched a new website called App:KnowNOWSTD.com. The platform offers online lab testing for STDs including HIV, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Syphilis, Hepatitis C and Hepatitis B. The platform will also be able to offer care for women health conditions including urinary tract infections, bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 21, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Re: Today is ASK day. Also, are you a new mom struggling with breastfeeding?
Today isASK day.  ASK (Asking Saves Kids) is a campaign to promote a simple idea with the potential to help keep kids safe: We encourage parents to ask, " Is there an unlocked gun in your house? " before sending their child over to play at another home. Every day78 children (28,470 annually!) are killed by guns in our country.  About one-third of homes with kids have guns, many left unlocked or loaded.  In 2017 at least 285 of those children inadvertently shots themselves or someone else because they found a gun that was unlocked and loaded according to everytownresear...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - June 21, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Changes at PHA Healthy Habits Source Type: news

Chemical Found In Toothpaste May Help Fuel Antibiotic Resistance
BOSTON (CBS) – Last month WBZ-TV reported that a chemical found in toothpaste could be linked to colon cancer. Now a new study finds that the same ingredient could be putting our lives at risk from dangerous infections. The inappropriate use of antibiotics is making bacteria more resistant. Common conditions like pneumonia, skin infections, urinary tract infections, and ear infections are becoming more difficult to treat and people are actually dying from resistant infections. A chemical called triclosan, which is often used in toothpaste and other household products to prevent growth of bacteria, could be contributi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Triclosan Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How can you stop a chronic UTI?
A urinary tract infection is a painful condition that has a variety of symptoms, including frequent urination accompanied by a burning feeling. There is a range of treatment options available for recurring urinary tract infections, including home remedies. Learn ways to prevent them, such as drinking plenty of water. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urinary Tract Infection Source Type: news

Cell-free DNA profiling informative way to monitor urinary tract infections
(Cornell University) Using shotgun DNA sequencing, Cornell University researchers have demonstrated a new method for monitoring urinary tract infections (UTIs) that surpasses traditional methods in providing valuable information about the dynamics of the infection as well as the patient's biological response. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

11 Best Foods For Your Immune System
The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, 100 Most Healing Foods, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at Amazon. Vitamin C has a reputation for being a feel-good nutrient, so it will come as no surprise that this list is full of foods with high levels of it. In the body, vitamin C behaves as an antioxidant, which means it protects cells from free-radical damage. Consuming it also helps the body better absorb iron, which is critical for normal immune-system function. Although foods high in vitamin C won’t stop your flu symptoms, eating them regularly may help prevent...
Source: TIME: Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

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