Urinary Tract Infection

Post-Cystectomy UTI Risk Linked to Comorbidities

Post-Cystectomy UTI Risk Linked to Comorbidities

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A Charlson Comorbidity Index score of 2 or higher is an independent risk factor for urinary tract infections within 90 days following radical cystectomy for bladder cancer, study finds.

Sulfonamides, Nitrofurantoin Prescribed for UTI in Pregnant Women

Sulfonamides, Nitrofurantoin Prescribed for UTI in Pregnant Women

Nitrofurantoin, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole prescribed first trimester despite ACOG recs.

Confusion Tied to Antibiotics Rx in Nursing Home Residents With UTI

Confusion Tied to Antibiotics Rx in Nursing Home Residents With UTI

Confusion independently associated with receipt of antibiotics for UTI in nursing home residents.

Urinalysis Accurately Diagnoses UTIs in Febrile Infants

Urinalysis Accurately Diagnoses UTIs in Febrile Infants

Study shows test is sensitive and specific in infants younger than 60 days old.

Cyclists Have No Worse Sexual or Urinary Functions

Cyclists Have No Worse Sexual or Urinary Functions

No worse sexual or urinary function, but incidence of urethral stricture higher than swimmers/runners.

Bladder, Bowel Dysfunction More Likely in Girls vs Boys

Bladder, Bowel Dysfunction More Likely in Girls vs Boys

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New analysis finds that female sex and non-dilating vesicoureteral reflux are independently associated with an increased risk of bladder and bowel dysfunction.

NSAID vs Antibiotic for Symptomatic Urinary Tract Infection

NSAID vs Antibiotic for Symptomatic Urinary Tract Infection

Symptom resolution at day 3 was met by 54% in the diclofenac group vs 80% in the norfloxacin group.

Meat Often Contains Bacteria Linked to UTIs

Meat Often Contains Bacteria Linked to UTIs

Almost one-fourth of retail poultry contains E. coli strains associated with urinary tract infections

Recurrent UTIs Worsen Kidney Transplant Outcomes

Recurrent UTIs Worsen Kidney Transplant Outcomes

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Kidney transplant recipients who experience recurrent urinary tract infections are at increased risk of graft failure and death.

Drug Approved for Complicated Urinary Tract Infections

Drug Approved for Complicated Urinary Tract Infections

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Vabomere, which combines meropenem and vaborbactam, demonstrated superior efficacy to piperacillin/tazobactam.

Cipro Not Better for UTI Prophylaxis After Transplant With Stent

Cipro Not Better for UTI Prophylaxis After Transplant With Stent

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In a study of renal transplant patients who received ureteral stents, ciprofloxacin did not lower the incidence of UTI compared with SMX-TMP.

Guideline Confirmed for UTI in Children With Fever

Guideline Confirmed for UTI in Children With Fever

The researchers reaffirmed the 2011 UTI clinical practice guideline on infants and young children and reiterated the seven key action statements.

Meropenem-Vaborbactam Combo Noninferior for Complicated UTIs

Meropenem-Vaborbactam Combo Noninferior for Complicated UTIs

Meropenem-vaborbactam has the potential to be an important new drug in the treatment of patients with serious infections due to resistant organisms.

Cranberry Products Don't Prevent UTIs

Cranberry Products Don't Prevent UTIs

The researchers found no significant difference in the percent of women who had bacteriuria plus pyuria among those taking cranberry capsules or placebo.

Urine Concentration Helps Diagnose UTI in Infants

Urine Concentration Helps Diagnose UTI in Infants

The prevalence of UTI was 7.8% in infants tested for automated microscopic urinalysis.

Bacteremia in UTI Patients Tied to Abnormal CT Findings

Bacteremia in UTI Patients Tied to Abnormal CT Findings

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In a study of 189 adult UTI patients who underwent CT scans, investigators identified bacteremia in 40.2%.

OnabotulinumtoxinA Provides Lasting Benefit in Overactive Bladder

OnabotulinumtoxinA Provides Lasting Benefit in Overactive Bladder

Consistent mean reductions in urinary incontinence; durable improvements in quality of life.

FDA Adds Safety Warnings to Fluoroquinolones

FDA Adds Safety Warnings to Fluoroquinolones

Fluoroquinolones such as Cipro, Levaquin should be reserved for life-threatening infections.

Program May Prevent Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections

Program May Prevent Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections

Researchers find new training method led to fewer urinary tract infections.

Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria Found in UTI Patient

Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria Found in UTI Patient

First case of colistin-resistant mcr-1 E coli in the United States; strains also have been identified in Europe and Canada.

Serious Side Effects With Fluoroquinolones, FDA Warns

Serious Side Effects With Fluoroquinolones, FDA Warns

Agency is recommending that health care providers not prescribe them for certain patients.

Dutasteride Cuts Risk of Prostate Biopsy-Related UTIs

Dutasteride Cuts Risk of Prostate Biopsy-Related UTIs

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In a study, use of the medication was associated with a significant 61% decreased risk.

Antibiotic Resistance in Children With UTIs a Growing Problem

Antibiotic Resistance in Children With UTIs a Growing Problem

Could lead to greater reliance on much more costly intravenous medications.

Managing Recurrent UTI in Older Men

Managing Recurrent UTI in Older Men

Case presented of patient with extended-spectrum beta-lactamase E. coli infection.

VUR-Related Renal Scarring Characterized

VUR-Related Renal Scarring Characterized

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Older age and a second episode of urinary tract infection identified as risk factors.

FDA Issues News Warnings for SGLT2 Inhibitors

FDA Issues News Warnings for SGLT2 Inhibitors

A safety review conducted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has led to new warnings added to the prescribing information for sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors used to treat type 2 diabetes.

Prolonged Antibiotic Use for UTI Inappropriate

Prolonged Antibiotic Use for UTI Inappropriate

Antibiotics frequently initiated inappropriately in ER; continuation after admission inappropriate for 68

Pediatric UTI Treatment Success More Likely with Cephalexin

Pediatric UTI Treatment Success More Likely with Cephalexin

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The cephalosporin antibiotic proved more effective than trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole and amoxicillin.

Antibiotic Prophylaxis Cuts Recurrent UTI Risk by 50%

Antibiotic Prophylaxis Cuts Recurrent UTI Risk by 50%

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New meta-analysis also found no significant difference in risk between antimicrobial agents in head-to-head trials.

Renal Stone Removal Helps Some Patients With Recurrent UTIs

Renal Stone Removal Helps Some Patients With Recurrent UTIs

The researchers found that factors associated with a higher risk of recurrent infections included type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and black ethnicity.

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