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.

Latest Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) News

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.

TRT Eases Urinary Symptoms in Men with Late-Onset Hypogonadism

Significant declines in International Prostate Symptom Score observed, regardless of whether or not men lost weight or used a phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor.

Data Point to Nocturia-Hypogonadism Link

Desmopressin appears to reduce nocturia and other LUTS while also significantly increasing testosterone levels in late-onset hypogonadism.

Lower-Dose Oxychlorosene Better for UTIs

It is just as effective as higher-dose oxychlorosene but causes fewer adverse effects, according to study findings.

Non-UTI Problems Common with Urethral Catheters

Leakage/incontinence topped the list at 11%, according to a study.