Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) Features

Expert Q&A A Hematuria Risk Index: Interview with Ronald Loo, MD

A Hematuria Risk Index: Interview with Ronald Loo, MD

Urologist Ronald K. Loo, MD, of Southern California Permanente Medical Group and colleagues created and validated a Hematuria Risk Index.

Men's Health Update

Circumcision Prevents UTIs Long-Term

The protection offered by circumcision against UTIs in infancy has been well documented and emphasized in the most recent recommendations.

CME Articles

OAB: Current and Emerging Therapies for Optimal Individualized Treatment

Keeping abreast of the most current treatments for idiopathic OAB can lead to improved outcomes and quality of life.

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Moderate-to-Severe Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) Undertreated

Moderate-to-Severe Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) Undertreated

Only 10% of men aged 45-69 years who progress from no or mild to moderate or severe lower urinary tract symptoms are treated, study finds.

Intervention Reduces Urinary Tract Infection Risk in Kids

Intervention Reduces Urinary Tract Infection Risk in Kids

Quality-improvement initiative reduces catheter-associated urinary tract infection rates in children.

Reasons for Alpha Blocker Switch ID'd

Reasons for Alpha Blocker Switch ID'd

Lack of efficacy is the main reason for the switch.

Post-Transplant UTI Prophylaxis Protocol Addresses Sulfa Allergy

Post-Transplant UTI Prophylaxis Protocol Addresses Sulfa Allergy

Using cephalexin instead of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole may decrease UTI incidence and cost of care.

VUR Antimicrobial Prophylaxis Beneficial

Antimicrobial prophylaxis for children with VUR after a febrile UT) decreases risk.

Doxazosin for BPH Has Minimal Effect on Sexual Function

Doxazosin for BPH Has Minimal Effect on Sexual Function

Ejaculatory function worsens, however, in men taking 5 alpha-reductase inhibitors.

Modifiable Factors Help Predict Sexual Dysfunction in Older Men

Modifiable Factors Help Predict Sexual Dysfunction in Older Men

Range of risk factors identified for incidence and remission of ED, dyadic and solitary sexual desire.

Ultrasound for Genitourinary Problems in Kids Falls Short

Ultrasound for Genitourinary Problems in Kids Falls Short

It is poor at detecting vesicoureteral reflux in children who have had a febrile urinary tract infection.

Antibiotics Best, But Not Only Way to Treat Recurrent UTIs

Antibiotics Best, But Not Only Way to Treat Recurrent UTIs

Cranberry pills, estrogen therapy, and acupuncture also show benefit, according to a systematic literature review.

Bladder Instillation of Heparin May Prevent UTIs

Bladder Instillation of Heparin May Prevent UTIs

Pilot study demonstrates positive results in women suffering recurrent urinary tract infections.

Non-Antibiotic Prophylaxis Beneficial in Recurrent UTI

Non-Antibiotic Prophylaxis Beneficial in Recurrent UTI

Meta-analysis includes oral immunostimulant OM-89, estrogens, cranberries, acupuncture.

TRT Doesn't Worsen Urinary Tract Symptoms

TRT Doesn't Worsen Urinary Tract Symptoms

About 30 percent of men experience an AUA symptoms index improvement of 3 or more points.

Acute Cystitis Rarely Caused by Enterococci, Streptococci

Acute Cystitis Rarely Caused by Enterococci, Streptococci

Though found in midstream voided urine in younger women, typically not detected in catheter urine.

Hypogonadal Men with BPH Benefit from Dutasteride

Improvements observed in urinary symptoms and bone mineral density.

Hypogonadism Prevalence High in Obese BPH/LUTS Sufferers

Men with a body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or higher had a 39.3% prevalence of low testosterone, study finds.