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

Can You Die From A UTI? Pay Attention To These Symptoms.
Actor Tanya Roberts reportedly died from complications of a urinary tract infection. Here's what to know. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is a Urinary Tract Infection UTI Contagious
Is a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Contagious? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Evidence of Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Treatment of Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infection
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a common and costly cause of morbidity. International research shows practice does not align with Infectious Disease Society Association guidelines, with prescribing concordance rates near 40%. This multidisciplinary quality improvement project evaluated the effectiveness of an evidence-based UTI diagnostic and treatment algorithm and provider education to improve prescribing concordance. After implementation of diagnostic and treatment algorithms and provider education prescribing concordance and antimicrobial stewardship as well as provider confidence was significantly improved. •...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New research reveals Australia's multi-billion dollar superbug crisis
(University of Technology Sydney) Analysis by national consortium, OUTBREAK, highlights how urinary tract infections (UTIs) are becoming more persistent and harder to treat, resulting in more people being admitted to hospital where they require longer stays and more costly medicines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Distinguishes Childhood Masturbation from Other Potential Diagnostic Entities?
Discussion “Childhood masturbation (CM) is defined as self-stimulation of the genitalia in a prepubescent child.” CM is normal sexual behavior and can be noted at all ages including infancy. It becomes very common after puberty. It is one of the most common sexual behaviors. CM can resemble the same adult masturbatory activity including flushing, sweating, muscular contracting and breath holding or tachypnea. However in younger children these changes are not recognized, are interpreted differently or infants and young children may also have different activities. “…(1)stereotyped posturing of the lo...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 16, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Among sepsis survivors, readmissions due to infections occur sooner and are associated with increased mortality
Conclusion(s): Among sepsis survivors, infections are associated with shorter time to hospital readmission and higher mortality vs non-infectious causes. Most of the infectious readmissions were due to pneumonia or UTI, which mirrored the index hospitalisations. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tool Could Optimize Antibiotic Prescribing for UTI
TUESDAY, Nov. 10, 2020 -- A new decision support tool could optimize antibiotic prescribing for uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTI) in the outpatient setting, according to a study published in the Nov. 4 issue of Science Translational... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Potentially preventable hospitalizations among older adults: 2010-2014
(American Academy of Family Physicians) When complications due to diabetes, asthma, urinary tract infections, high blood pressure and other common conditions lead patients to visit the ER, researchers and health care quality administrators may label these visits as " potentially preventable hospitalizations. " That is, with good outpatient care, these visits could have been potentially avoided. Potentially preventable hospitalizations are costly and can negatively impact the health and well-being of individuals, particularly if they are older. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

When Back Pain Suddenly Increases to Full Body Aches When Back Pain Suddenly Increases to Full Body Aches
A young patient presents with back and abdominal pain and urinary tract infection symptoms. Can you diagnose this case?Pediatric Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Advance Care Planning Video Intervention
Ms. B is an 86-year-old woman with advanced dementia and multiple comorbidities who is a long-term care resident of a nursing home affiliated with a large hospital system. Her family is very involved; her daughter lives locally, and her son, who has her health care power of attorney, lives across the country. Mrs. B has returned from a recent hospitalization for sepsis due to a recurrent urinary tract infection, and the interdisciplinary team is reestablishing her care. This was her fourth hospitalization in the last six months. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - October 31, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Brown, Milta Oyola Little, Neema Sharda Tags: Pragmatic Research Source Type: news

CLABSI Rates Have Remained Stable in Neonatal, Pediatric ICUs
TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2020 -- Among critically ill neonates and children, the rates of central catheter-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) remained stable from 2013 to 2018, while population-based catheter-associated urinary tract infection... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health care-associated infections among critically ill children
(JAMA Network) This observational study looked at changes from 2013 to 2018 in the rates of catheter-associated bloodstream and urinary tract infections among critically ill infants and children the United States. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Urinary Tract Infection symptoms and signs
How Do You Know If You Have a Urinary Tract Infection? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 30, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Acutis Diagnostics Receives New York State Approval for Comprehensive...
Acutis Diagnostics continues the expansion of its infectious disease menu with the New York State Department of Health's approval of its Acutis Reveal™ Urinary Tract Infection molecular assay.(PRWeb September 25, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/acutis_diagnostics_receives_new_york_state_approval_for_comprehensive_urinary_tract_infection_assay/prweb17416432.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Natural history of uncomplicated urinary tract infection without antibiotics: a systematic review
Review (3 RCTs, n=346) states duration of symptoms without use of antibiotics remains unclear, but some women appear to improve or become symptom free spontaneously (with most improvement in the first 9 days) and others failed to improve or became worse over a variable timespan. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Qualitative analysis of views on urinary infections in pregnancy and antimicrobial resistance
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a health risk as it can lead to life-threatening infections. There has been a rise in resistant urinary tract infections (UTIs) which is the most common infection in pregnancy. This can be challenging in pregnancy due to the additional need to safeguard foetal development. The study's aim was to explore views about AMR in women who experienced UTIs in pregnancy. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study explores symptomatology, quality of life before and after labiaplasty
(Wolters Kluwer Health) For patients with elongated labia, vague terms like 'vaginal rejuvenation' and 'designer vagina' can undermine the seriousness of the condition, which includes a variety of functional concerns. Often attributed to congenital causes, exogenous hormones, chronic irritation, childbirth, aging and external physical causes, women at nearly every age, from birth to later adulthood, have symptoms such as tugging, twisting, urinary tract infections, personal hygiene issues, dyspareunia, pain during exercise, exposure in clothing and deviation of urine stream. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Architecture and function of human uromodulin filaments in urinary tract infections
Uromodulin is the most abundant protein in human urine, and it forms filaments that antagonize the adhesion of uropathogens; however, the filament structure and mechanism of protection remain poorly understood. We used cryo–electron tomography to show that the uromodulin filament consists of a zigzag-shaped backbone with laterally protruding arms. N-glycosylation mapping and biophysical assays revealed that uromodulin acts as a multivalent ligand for the bacterial type 1 pilus adhesin, presenting specific epitopes on the regularly spaced arms. Imaging of uromodulin-uropathogen interactions in vitro and in patient uri...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Weiss, G. L., Stanisich, J. J., Sauer, M. M., Lin, C.-W., Eras, J., Zyla, D. S., Trück, J., Devuyst, O., Aebi, M., Pilhofer, M., Glockshuber, R. Tags: Biochemistry, Microbiology reports Source Type: news

Risk of sepsis greatest for patients with frailty, older age or urinary tract infections
(King's College London) Patients with frailty, older age and urinary tract infections (UTIs) are at greatest risk of developing sepsis following infection consultations in primary care, research has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HRT Might Help Older Women Ward Off Recurrent UTIs
MONDAY, July 20, 2020 -- Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) might be able to break the cycle of recurring urinary tract infections in some women, a new study reports. Women taking HRT for symptoms of menopause tend to have a greater variety of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news