Urinary Tract Infection

Cipro Not Better for UTI Prophylaxis After Transplant With Stent

Cipro Not Better for UTI Prophylaxis After Transplant With Stent

By

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

By

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

By

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

By

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

By

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%

By

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.

Cranberry Juice Capsules Reduce Post-Surgery UTI Risk in Women

Cranberry Juice Capsules Reduce Post-Surgery UTI Risk in Women

Findings for women undergoing elective gynecologic surgery involving urinary catheterization.

Post-Transplant UTI Risk Factors Identified

Post-Transplant UTI Risk Factors Identified

By

Female kidney recipients have a nearly 7-fold higher risk of UTI than their male counterparts.

Improper Antibiotic Use Common Among Misdiagnosed

Improper Antibiotic Use Common Among Misdiagnosed

Identifying illness correctly is key to drugs' effectiveness, researcher says.

UTI Linked to Worse Bladder Cancer Outcomes

UTI Linked to Worse Bladder Cancer Outcomes

By

Greater effects were seen in women with UTI, according to researchers.

Vitamin E May Improve UTI Treatment

Vitamin E May Improve UTI Treatment

By

In a study, vitamin E added to antibiotics was better than antibiotics alone at lessening urinary tract symptoms in girls with pyelonephritis.

Vitamin E May Improve UTI Treatment

Vitamin E May Improve UTI Treatment

By

In a study, vitamin E added to antibiotics was better than antibiotics alone at lessening urinary tract symptoms in girls with pyelonephritis.

Uncomplicated UTIs: A Case for Standardization

Uncomplicated UTIs: A Case for Standardization

By

Physicians recognize the need for standards and process improvement in medicine. Case in point: Urinary Tract Infections.

Horseshoe Kidney May Raise UTI Risk in Kids

Horseshoe Kidney May Raise UTI Risk in Kids

By

Children with horsehoe kidney might be examined for additional urologic and nonurologic abnormalities, researchers suggest.

Horseshoe Kidney May Raise UTI Risk in Kids

Horseshoe Kidney May Raise UTI Risk in Kids

By

Children with horsehoe kidney might be examined for additional urologic and nonurologic abnormalities, researchers suggest.

Sign Up for Free e-newsletters