UTI test often fails to detect infection, say researchers
Study suggests standard test, widely used since 1950s, does not work for chronic sufferersThe “gold standard” test for urinary tract infections (UTIs) is not fit for purpose, according to research which suggests that it fails to diagnose most chronic sufferers.UTIs afflict an estimated 150-200 million people around the world every year. While many, particularly young women, suffer acute attacks of cystitis, which is quickly resolved with a few days of antibiotics, chronic infection can stay with people for many years and wreak havoc with their lives.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Tags: Health Science UK news Society Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can D-mannose treat a UTI?
D-mannose is a type of sugar that researchers believe may help treat urinary tract infections (UTIs). Learn more about the studies, conclusions, and possible dosage here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urinary Tract Infection Source Type: news

Urinary tract infection (lower): antimicrobial prescribing. NICE guideline [NG109]
This decision aid, published in October 2018 supports the Antimicrobial Prescribing Guidelines. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Urinary tract infection (recurrent): antimicrobial prescribing. NICE guideline [NG112] Decision Aid
This decision aid published in October 2018 supports the Antimicrobial Prescribing Guidelines. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Urinary tract infection (catheter-associated): antimicrobial prescribing NICE guideline [NG113]
This NICE Guideline was published in November 2018. It sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for catheter-associated urinary tract infection in children, young people and adults. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An Unusual Case of Flank Pain and UTI in an Older Adult Male An Unusual Case of Flank Pain and UTI in an Older Adult Male
An older man presents with fevers, flank pain, and a suspected urinary tract infection. What was the ultimate diagnosis?Urologic Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Urinary tract infection: diagnostic tools for primary care
Public Health England has published reference materials for primary care on diagnosing and understanding culture results for urinary tract infections (UTI). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Tough-to-Treat UTIs More Likely to Recur
MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 -- If your urinary tract infection isn't responding to antibiotics, you could be headed for a fast relapse, researchers say. In a new study of 151 adults with antibiotic-resistant UTIs, investigators found that these patients... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Abx-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Tied to Clinical Failure in UTI
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7, 2018 -- Community-onset urinary tract infection (UTI) due to extended-spectrum cephalosporin-resistant (ESC-R) Enterobacteriaceae (EB) is significantly associated with clinical failure, according to a study published online Oct.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nabriva Therapeutics Completes Submission of New Drug Application to U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Intravenous Contepo to Treat Complicated Urinary Tract Infections
DUBLIN, Ireland, Nov. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  Nabriva Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ: NBRV), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company engaged in the research and development of innovative anti-infective agents to treat serious infections,... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - November 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Nabriva files new drug application with FDA for urinary tract infection drug
Nabriva Therapeutics submitted a new drug application Thursday with the Food and Drug Administration for Contepo, its experimental therapy developed to treat complicated urinary tract infections. Contepo is a potentially first-in-class intravenous investigational antibiotic with a broad spectrum of Gram-negative and Gram-positive activity. Nabriva acquired Contepo is September as part of its purchase of Zavante Therapeutics in a stock deal valued at about $27 million. “A significant m edical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Managing common infections: guidance for primary care
This guidance for managing common infections, including upper and lower respiratory, and urinary tract infections was updated in October 2018. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Urinary tract infection in under 16s diagnosis and management: Clinical guideline [CG54]
This guideline covers diagnosing and managing first or recurrent upper or lower urinary tract infections in infants, children and young people. It aims to achieve more consistent clinical practice, based on accurate diagnosis and effective management. It was updated in October 2018. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Urinary tract infection (recurrent): antimicrobial prescribing: NICE guideline [NG112]
This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for preventing recurrent urinary tract infections in children, young people and adults who do not have a catheter. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance. It was published in October 2018. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pyelonephritis (acute): antimicrobial prescribing: NICE guideline [NG111
This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute pyelonephritis (upper urinary tract infection) in children, young people and adults who do not have a catheter. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance. It was published in October 2018. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Urinary tract infection (lower): antimicrobial prescribing: NICE Guideline [NG109]
This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for lower urinary tract infection (also called cystitis) in children, young people and adults who do not have a catheter. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance. It was published in October 2018. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cefiderocol versus imipenem-cilastatin for the treatment of complicated urinary tract infections caused by Gram-negative uropathogens: a phase 2, randomised, double-blind, non-inferiority trial
This study found cefiderocol was non-inferior to imipenem-cilastatin for the primary endpoint (composite of clinical and microbiological outcomes 7 days after treatment cessation; 73% vs 55%, respectively; adjusted treatment difference 18.58%, 95% CI 8.23-28.92; p=0.0004) (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotic resistance increases relapse in urinary tract infections
(Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America) Patients with a certain drug-resistant urinary tract infection were more likely to have a relapse of their infection within a week than those with non-resistant infections and were more likely to be prescribed an incorrect antibiotic according to a study published today in Infection Control& Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

In Complicated UTI, Cefiderocol Noninferior to Imipenem-Cilastin
MONDAY, Oct. 29, 2018 -- For complicated urinary tract infections caused by multidrug-resistant Gram-negative uropathogens, the siderophore cephalosporin cefiderocol is non-inferior to imipenem-cilastatin, according to a study published online Oct.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Common antibiotic doctors say could give you organ failure
Debbi Kinrade, 57, from Northamptonshire who for six years has been living with the consequences of taking ciprofloxacin. She was prescribed the drug for a urinary tract infection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection Care Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection Care
What role might complementary and alternative medicine have in the management of recurrent urinary tract infections?Urologic Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Smartphone-based pathogen diagnosis in urinary sepsis patients
There is an urgent need for rapid, sensitive, and affordable diagnostics for microbial infections at the point-of-care. Although a number of innovative systems have been reported that transform mobile phones into potential diagnostic tools, the translational challenge to clinical diagnostics remains a significant hurdle to overcome. A smartphone-based real-time loop-mediated isothermal amplification (smaRT-LAMP) system was developed for pathogen ID in urinary sepsis patients. The free, custom-built mobile phone app allows the phone to serve as a stand-alone device for quantitative diagnostics, allowing the determination of...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Drinking water lowers the risk of bladder infections
Researchers have recently conducted a new study into bladder infections. They now suggest that we ought to drink plenty of water to keep them at bay. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urinary Tract Infection Source Type: news

Researchers discover how fatal biofilms form
By curtailing the effects of antibiotics, communities of bacterial cells known as biofilms can be deadly during surgeries and in urinary tract infections. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Researchers discover how fatal biofilms form
(Yale University) By severely curtailing the effects of antibiotics, the formation of organized communities of bacterial cells known as biofilms can be deadly during surgeries and in urinary tract infections. Yale researchers have just come a lot closer to understanding how these biofilms develop, and potentially how to stop them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Drinking More Water Can Curb Recurrent UTIs Drinking More Water Can Curb Recurrent UTIs
A new experiment offers fresh evidence that drinking more water each day can make urinary tract infections (UTIs) less frequent.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

To Prevent Urinary Tract Infections, Drink Up
Women who drank more water got fewer U.T.I.s, a randomized trial confirmed. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Water Urinary Tract Infections Women and Girls Source Type: news

Women who drink more water get fewer UTIs
(Reuters Health) - Women who drink extra water to avoid urinary tract infections (UTIs) may be on to something. A new experiment offers fresh evidence that drinking more water each day can make UTIs less frequent. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

UTI Diagnosis and Management Require Formal Protocols
Inappropriate antibiotic prescribing for urinary tract infections (UTIs) stems largely from inappropriate use of diagnostic tests, but there are additional factors at play — mainly incorrect antibiotic choice, excessive duration of therapy, and inappropriate dosing, said Muhammad Salman Ashraf, MBBS, at the AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine Annual Conference. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - October 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Christine Kilgore Source Type: news

Medical News Today: We may not need to rely on antibiotics to treat UTIs
New research has discovered that targeting cellulose may reduce — or even completely do away with — the need to take antibiotics to treat some infections. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urinary Tract Infection Source Type: news

Higher Postoperative UTI Rates When Medical Students Place Catheter Higher Postoperative UTI Rates When Medical Students Place Catheter
Postoperative urinary tract infection (UTI) rates are higher after Foley catheter placement by medical students than after placement by operating-room nurses or surgical residents, according to U.S. data.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Scientists Make A Smartphone App Test That Diagnoses Urinary Tract Infections In One Hour
A cell phone app and lab kit has been developed that enable a smartphone to ID bacteria from patients anywhere in the world in about an hour. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone, Contributor Tags: NYSE:ABT OTCMKTS:RHHBY OTCMKTS:SIEGY NYSE:DHR NYSE:BDX Source Type: news

Atrium Health waives virtual-care fees as Hurricane Florence nears landfall
Charlotte-based Atrium Health is offering free virtual care for its patients displaced by Hurricane Florence. Patients in the Carolinas who are experiencing minor injuries or illnesses, such as cold or flu-like symptoms, pinkeye or urinary tract infections can video chat with a medical provider at no cost to them. Atrium implemented free virtual care on Thursday for the duration of the storm. It is availa ble 24 hours a day. To receive free care, patients should log on and use the coupon code "FLORENCE"… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

Atrium Health waives virtual-care fees as Hurricane Florence nears landfall
Charlotte-based Atrium Health is offering free virtual care for its patients displaced by Hurricane Florence. Patients in the Carolinas who are experiencing minor injuries or illnesses, such as cold or flu-like symptoms, pinkeye or urinary tract infections can video chat with a medical provider at no cost to them. Atrium implemented free virtual care on Thursday for the duration of the storm. It is availa ble 24 hours a day. To receive free care, patients should log on and use the coupon code "FLORENCE"… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 13, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

Reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infections: standardising practice
Inspired by innovations in catheter practice from the USA, in 2014 Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust introduced catheterisation standardisation across the Trust's two acute sites. Standardisation was achieved by the introduction of an all-in one catheterisation tray (Bard ® Tray), which included all the necessary equipment required for catheterisation, coupled with a training programme. The introduction of the tray was followed by a clinically significant 80% reduction in the CAUTI rate from 2014 to 2016. This reduction in CAUTI rate provided the Trust with a considerable reduction on annual expenditure (nearly...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Treating urinary tract infections with Cipro
Cipro is an antibiotic that doctors use to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs). For Cipro to work, people must take the full course of the drug and follow their doctor's instructions. But some people may be at risk of severe side effects if they take Cipro, and they may need to consider alternatives. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urinary Tract Infection Source Type: news

Pediatric Revisits, Admissions for UTI Similar With Oral or IV Meds
FRIDAY, Aug. 31, 2018 -- Very young children with urinary tract infections (UTIs) who receive parenteral antibiotics before emergency department discharge do not have lower rates of revisits leading to admission than children receiving oral... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Strain of E. Coli Spread From Poultry to People, Study Suggests
THURSDAY, Aug. 30, 2018 -- An E. coli strain found in fresh chicken and turkey products can cause serious urinary tract infections (UTIs) in people, researchers say. For the study, investigators analyzed chicken, turkey and pork purchased from every... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Daily low-dose antibiotics halve urinary tract infections in people who self-catheterise
This NIHR Signal outlines a trial which randomised 404 adults in the UK who perform the procedure for a variety of reasons to either daily oral low-dose antibiotics or no prophylaxis. All had a recent history of urinary tract infection. It concludes that although prophylactic antibiotics halved infection rates, it increased antimicrobial resistance compared with the control group who took short courses of antibiotics for each infection. This has implications for the individual and wider population. As overall reported health status was similar between the two groups, it is unclear if this reduction in infection is sufficie...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alarming Rise in Antibiotic-Resistant UTIs in U.S.: Study
TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 -- Drug-resistant bacteria caused nearly 6 percent of urinary tract infections (UTIs) analyzed by a California emergency department, a new study reports. The bacteria were resistant to a majority of commonly used antibiotics... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

D-Mannose for Urinary Tract Infections D-Mannose for Urinary Tract Infections
Can taking D-mannose supplements treat or prevent urinary tract infections?Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist Ask the Expert Source Type: news

E. coli strain from retail poultry may cause urinary tract infections in people
(George Washington University) A strain of Escherichia coli (E. coli) found in retail chicken and turkey products may cause a wide range of infections in people, according to a study published today in the American Society for Microbiology's open access journal mBio. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 28, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Neuroscientists restore significant bladder control to 5 men with spinal cord injuries
More than 80 percent of the 250,000 Americans living with a spinal cord injury lose the ability to urinate voluntarily after their injury. According to a2012 study, the desire to regain bladder control outranks even their wish to walk again.In a study of five men whose injuries occurred five to 13 years ago, UCLA neuroscientists stimulated the lower spinal cord through the skin with a magnetic device placed at the lumbar spine. The research is the first to show that the technique enables people with spinal cord injuries to recover significant bladder control for up to four weeks between treatments. The findings are publish...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Certain antibiotic-resistant infections on the rise, new research shows
(American College of Emergency Physicians) Nearly six percent of urinary tract infections analyzed by a California emergency department were caused by drug-resistant bacteria in a one-year study period, according to new research in Annals of Emergency Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Researchers target protein that protects bacteria's DNA 'recipes'
(University of Rochester) In a new study, University of Rochester biologists describe some of the unique characteristics of the protein Dps, which protects bacteria like E. coli and makes it so resilient. This could lead to more targeted antibiotics to fight urinary tract infections, food poisoning, and Crohn's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 21, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

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