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RCGP Research Paper of the Year award for CAPC-led study on urinary infections in children
Research that helps GPs identify urinary tract infections in young children has been awarded a 2017 Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Research Paper of the Year award. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 22, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School Source Type: news

Cardinal Health inks distro deal with Avadim Tech
Life science company Avadim Technologies said yesterday it inked a deal withCardinal Health (NYSE:CAH) to distribute Avadim’s Theraworx topical bionome therapies designed to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections and complications. The companies said that the Theraworx topical solution will compliment Cardinal Health’s Dover urological portfolio. “We are honored to partner with one of the most influential leaders in healthcare across the globe. Cardinal Health’s commitment to improving healthcare for more people, in more ways, and in more places than ever before is directly aligne...
Source: Mass Device - September 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution Urology Cardinal Health Source Type: news

Learning from our Lotte
Sam, Lotte and Caroline Parenting is a messy adventure – it tests our patience, our will and our energy, but never our concern, love or passion for our children. With three kids under 10, my wife, Caroline, and I have managed broken noses, split lips, cuts and bruises too numerous to count … even Lyme disease, skin disorders, and serious fevers – most seem to come with the territory. But there have been rare moments when one of our kids was sick and we didn’t know what was wrong or how to ease the pain, and in those moments, we felt pretty desperate. One of those times was when our 4-year-old daugh...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 12, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Sam Bigelow Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Richard Yu vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) Source Type: news

UTI explained: Washing your body like THIS can reduce cystitis risk
UTIs - properly known as urinary tract infections - include cystitis, which affects the majority of women at some point and can lead to a kidney infection and sepsis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK Physician Develops Unique Collection System for Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups Designed to Improve Quality of Urine Specimens
National Health Service estimates 73% of 65-million urine specimens collected annually in the UK are contaminated Wanting to know why so many female patients that present with urinary tract infections (UTIs) require repeat appointments, Dr. Vincent Forte, a family GP and forensic physician who worked for the National Health Service (NHS) for 26 years, began […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 11, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing 4DMedical Solutions clinical laboratory Daily Telegraph Dark Daily dark intelligence gr Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria, Fungal, Respiratory, Urinary Tract Infections Hit Makurdi Flood Victims' Camp
[Vanguard] Makurdi -The camp opened for people displaced by the flood disaster in Makurdi town and its environs has been hit by malaria fever, fungal, respiratory and urinary tract infections, due to poor and inadequate toilet facilities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New insights into bacterial toxins
(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) A toxin produced by a bacterium that causes urinary tract infections is related to, yet different in key ways from, the toxin that causes whooping cough, according to new research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 5, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How faulty medical tests could deny you antibiotics
After three urinary tract infections (UTIs) in less than three years, Fiona Rose, from Somerset, was only too familiar with the painful symptoms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA OK's New Drug for Antibiotic-Resistant UTIs
The FDA approved a new drug called Vabomere, meant for serious, antibiotic-resistant urinary tract infections. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibacterial drug Vabomere approved by FDA for UTIs
The FDA approved the new antibacterial drug Vabomere on Tuesday to treat complicated urinary tract infections in adults. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotic Vabomere Approved For Certain Complicated Urinary Tract Infections
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 -- The intravenous antibiotic Vabomere (meropenem and vaborbactam) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat certain complicated urinary tract infections, including the kidney infection... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 30, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Antibiotic Vabomere Approved
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 -- The intravenous antibiotic Vabomere (meropenem and vaborbactam) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat certain complicated urinary tract infections, including the kidney infection... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 30, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Approves Vabomere (meropenem and vaborbactam) for Complicated Urinary Tract Infections
August 29, 2017 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Vabomere for adults with complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI), including a type of kidney infection, pyelonephritis, caused by specific bacteria. Vabomere is a drug... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - August 29, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA approves Medicines Co's urinary tract infection drug
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it has approved Medicines Co's antibacterial drug for patients with complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI). (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA approves new antibacterial drug
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Vabomere for adults with complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI), including a type of kidney infection, pyelonephritis, caused by specific bacteria. Vabomere is a drug containing meropenem, an antibacterial, and vaborbactam, which inhibits certain types of resistance mechanisms used by bacteria. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 29, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UTI warning: Three ways to PREVENT a kidney infection that work
UTIs - or urinary tract infections - include infection of the kidneys, and can be prevented with cranberries, keeping hydrated and good toilet hygiene. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eleven-Year-Old Boy Receives Kidney for Christmas at Duke
Treatment TermsPediatric Kidney Transplant Author Hallie Potocki Overview After battling kidney disease his entire young life, 11-year-old Kaleek Beatty got the best present he could ask for, just five days before Christmas 2016. Duke Children's Hospital called to say they had found a kidney for him. Hero Imagekaleekbeatty_blog.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Header Born with Kidney Disease ContentAsk a typical 11-year-old, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and you’re likely to hear “sports superstar” or “rock musician.” Ask Kaleek Beatty, though, and his u...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Kidney Disease May Boost Odds of Infection
FRIDAY, Aug. 18, 2017 -- As kidney function declines, infection risk rises, a new study shows. Infections facing people with advanced kidney disease include lower respiratory tract disease, urinary tract infections and blood poisoning, researchers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Urine colour warning: The shade of your wee could indicate THIS deadly condition
URINE colour can be used to diagnose a number of health problems, including liver disease, kidney disease and a urinary tract infection. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lactococcus garviae Prosthetic Mitral Valve Endocarditis: a Case Report and Literature Review
We report a new case of L. garviae prosthetic mitral valve endocarditis that was managed with antibiotic therapy alone. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - August 10, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ewout Landeloos, Guy Van Camp, Hans De Beenhouwer Tags: Case Report Source Type: news

Febrile Neonate With Probable UTI: Likelihood of Meningitis Febrile Neonate With Probable UTI: Likelihood of Meningitis
How often do febrile infants with evidence of urinary tract infection also have meningitis?Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Steering a Transition in Antibiotic Prescribing: Just-in-Time, Not Just-in-Case
Antibiotics are the most common medication prescribed in post-acute and long-term care facilities, and suspected urinary tract infection is the most frequent indication for initiation of antibiotic therapy. However, there has been a growing realization that much of this treatment is unnecessary and potentially harmful. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - July 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Peter P. Patterson Tags: Guest Editorial Source Type: news

Sequoia Sciences receives fast-track designation for vaccine
Sequoia Sciences has received fast track designation from the Food and Drug Administration for its vaccine to treat urinary tract infections. The designation will expedite the regulatory process for the vaccine for UTIs caused by drug-resistant bacteria. “If approved, the vaccine could change the standard of care for recurrent UTI,” Gary Eldridge, president and CEO of Sequoia Sciences, said in a statement. “Since UTI are a primar y source of sepsis, decreasing recurrent UTI may ultimately… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 27, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

NanoVibronix touts bacterial reduction in interim UroShield study results
NanoVibronix (NSDQ:NVBXU) today released interim trial results from a study of its UroShield ultrasound device designed to prevent bacteria and biofilms from forming on urinary catheters, touting significant reductions in bacterial numbers. The study, which currently has 22 patients, compared patients treated with placebo devices to those with the UroShield. Upon initiation, each patient in the trial exhibited significant microorganism colonization in both the device and retained urine, the Elmsford, Mass.-based company said. After 30 days, control patients exhibited a similar amounts of indwelling microorganisms, whi...
Source: Mass Device - July 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Catheters Clinical Trials Sterilization / Calibration NanoVibronix Inc Source Type: news

Toothpaste ingredient linked to antibiotic resistance
Conclusion This study mainly explored why bacterial resistance could be common for both quinolone antibiotics like ciprofloxacin and the antibacterial triclosan. It confirmed previous findings that one cause seems to be bacteria developing mutations in the gyrA gene. In the case of quinolones, the mutation alters the enzyme that they normally bind to. Triclosan resistance is largely because the already-mutant bacteria have boosted stress response pathways, or molecular defences. The main finding of this research was that small triclosan concentrations led to resistant E. coli bacteria becoming the more dominant strains m...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Source Type: news

Education on Basics Results in Significant CAUTI Reduction, Cost Savings
PHOENIX — Staff at the 162-bed Henry J. Carter Nursing Facility in New York City achieved a 78% reduction in the rate of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) with training on basic care and strict adherence to preventive practices, Emalyn Bravo, RN, MA, LNHA, reported at AMDA – the Socie ty for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine’s Annual Conference. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - June 29, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Christine Kilgore Source Type: news

Urinary tract infection: diagnosis guide for primary care
This guidance on diagnosing and managing Urinary Tract Infections was updated in June 2017 (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Five home remedies for UTIs
In this article, learn about what you can do at home to help alleviate the symptoms of a urinary tract infection, as well as when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Chryseobacterium indologenes Urinary Tract Infection: a Case Report
The genus Chryseobacterium consists of Gram-negative, nonfermentative, nonmotile, catalase- and oxidase-positive, aerobic bacilli. Chryseobacterium meningosepticum is the most pathogenic species of the genus, but Chryseobacterium indologenes is a common cause of infection in immunocompromised patients or those with various indwelling devices [1]. C. indologenes is found in soil, on plants, and in both fresh and sea water. Despite its extensive distribution in nature and its ability to survive in chlorinated drinking water, the organism is not found as normal flora in humans. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - June 20, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Pallavi Tripathi, Anjani Singh, Vandana Lal Tags: Case Report Source Type: news

Prescription antibiotics almost always completely useless for UTIs in older women, study finds
(Natural News) A recently published research paper revealed that prescription antibiotics may not be as effective as previously thought, and may even cause more harm than good in older patients with urinary tract infection. Research author Dr. Thomas E. Finucane of the Johns Hopkins Geriatrics Center at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore noted that antibiotic treatment may often be... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: How the Country Can Reduce the Risk of Infections in Hospitalised Children
[The Conversation Africa] Health care associated infections are infections that people acquire during their stay in hospital. Children - and babies in particular - are most at risk for hospital-acquired pneumonia, bloodstream and urinary tract infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What Causes Urinary Hesitancy?
Discussion “Hesitancy” denotes difficulty in initiating voiding when the child is ready to void,” according to the International Children’s Continence Society. It is not seen that often in pediatrics in isolation, but is commonly associated with other symptoms such as dysuria, frequency, abdominal or anal pain which may indicate common problems such as a urinary tract infection, vaginal/perineal irritation, or constipation. Communication problems can also confound the accuracy of the history as patients and families can have a difficult time describing the urinary problem they are experiencing or ma...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 19, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

UTI treatment reduces E. coli, may offer alternative to antibiotics
(Washington University School of Medicine) Urinary tract infections (UTIs) tend to come back, even when treated. Most UTIs are caused by E. coli that live in the gut and spread to the urinary tract. A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found that a molecular decoy can reduce the numbers of UTI-causing bacteria in the gut. With the pool of disease-causing bacteria smaller, the researchers say, the risk of developing a UTI goes down. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

This Pride Month, Think About The Power Of Your Pronoun
I recently made a small but deliberate change at work. I added my gender pronouns—she, her or hers—to my email signature. I did this to show my solidarity with the transgender and gender-nonconforming community. Others at the New York City Health Department have done the same. For example, those who identify as male could use he, him, and his, and people who are non-binary—meaning they do not identify as a man or a woman—may use one of the gender neutral signatures like they, them and theirs. Some may label the use of gender pronouns as political correctness gone too far. It’s just a signature...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For older adults, antibiotics may not be appropriate treatment for some UTIs
(American Geriatrics Society) In a new research paper published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Thomas E. Finucane, M.D., of the Johns Hopkins Geriatrics Center at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, suggests that prescribing antibiotics for urinary tract infections (or 'UTIs') may often be avoided among older adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cheap dye slowed skin ageing for women in their 80s
The dye has been used in medicine for more than 140 years for a variety of things - from staining bodily tissue during surgery to killing bacteria in urinary tract infections. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) in children: What parents need to know
When Lauren was just under two years old, she developed a fever of 103, was irritable and lost her appetite. Mom, who suspected her daughter’s condition was more than “just a bug,” scheduled an appointment with Lauren’s pediatrician. Based on her symptoms and physical examination, Lauren was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection (UTI). The tiny tot was treated and quickly felt better. Unfortunately, the relief was short-lived. To mom’s surprise, the UTI returned. “This is an incredibly common story,” says Dr. Caleb Nelson, urologist in the Boston Children’s Hospi...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 31, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Ask the Expert Diseases & Conditions Department of Urology Dr. Caleb Nelson recurrent UTI urinary tract infections Source Type: news

Risk factors for urinary tract infections in geriatric hospitals
This research article concludes that the occurrence of nosocomial UTI is an important issue in both catheterized and non-catheterized patients; prevention programs should be widened to include non-catheterized patients (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Symptoms
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How this health startup wants to change medicine with $15 online doctor visits
San Francisco online health startup Lemonaid Health wants to make doctor visits cheaper and faster, and it ’s developed an algorithm to help doctors treat the most common ailments. For $15 per visit, patients answer a few medical questions and snap a photo to get prescriptions for a limited range of common conditions like urinary tract infections, erectile dysfunction and flu. A doctor reviews the cas e in around two hours and a prescription will be ready at the pharmacy or available for home delivery. Lemonaid… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Antoinette Siu Source Type: news

How this health startup wants to change medicine with $15 online doctor visits
San Francisco online health startup Lemonaid Health wants to make doctor visits cheaper and faster, and it ’s developed an algorithm to help doctors treat the most common ailments. For $15 per visit, patients answer a few medical questions and snap a photo to get prescriptions for a limited range of common conditions like urinary tract infections, erectile dysfunction and the flu. A doctor reviews the case in around two hours and a prescription will be ready at the pharmacy or available for home… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Antoinette Siu Source Type: news

Libya: Migrants and Refugees Suffering from Disease and Malnutrition in Detention Centers
Field newsLibya: Migrants and Refugees Suffering from Disease and Malnutrition in Detention CentersMay 19, 2017In Libya, Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continues to provide lifesaving and primary health care to refugees and migrants detained in the capital Tripoli.During the first quarter of 2017, more than 4,000 medical consultations took place in seven different detention centers nominally under the control of the Directorate for Combating Illegal Migration (DCIM). Around 1,300 people in detention were treated every month via mobile clinics for conditions including skin disease, dia...
Source: MSF News - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Nursing homes cut urinary tract infections in half through focused effort on catheter care
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) A new study shows a way to keep urinary catheters from posing as much of a risk to the 1.4 million Americans currently in long-term and post-acute care. The research shows that urinary tract infections related to catheters fell by 54 percent in 404 nursing homes in 38 states that took part in a national patient safety effort. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: May 12, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Bioness’s new distribution deal to InBrace’s launch of new braces technology, here are 7 medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Obalon receives approval to commercialize in Middle East Obalon Therapeutics announced in a May 11 press release that it has received regulatory approvals in select Middle East markets to commercialize its 6-month, gas-filled intragastric balloon system. The FDA-approved, swallowable balloon system is designed to treat obesity and is the first and only system of its kind. The regulatory approval also accounts for it...
Source: Mass Device - May 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Business/Financial News Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance Research & Development Surgical Bioness Inc. InBrace LensAR Inc. MedTech Obalon Therapeutics Ottobock SRS Medical Teleon Surgical ZipLine Medical Source Type: news

Reducing Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI's) at a District General Hospital. Can change be sustained?
This shared-learning tool describes how Chesterfield Royal Hospital developed an improvement strategy to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections after data revealed rates were double the national average. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reducing Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI's) at a District General Hospital. Can change be sustained?
This shared-learning tool describes how Chesterfield Royal Hospital developed an improvement strategy to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections after data revealed rates were double the national average. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are You Secretly Afraid You're Getting Alzheimer's?
This article was originally published on the Alzheimer’s Reading Room. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Standard test may miss urinary infection in symptomatic women
New research suggests that the majority of women with symptoms of urinary tract infection probably are infected, despite negative result on standard test. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news