Urinary Tract Infection

Common Name(s)

Urinary Tract Infection

A urinary tract infection (UTI) occurs when any part of the urinary system is infected. The bladder and urethra are most commonly infected in UTIs. Symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, a burning feeling when urinating, and cloudy, red, bright pink, cola- colored, or strong-smelling urine. Women, sexually active individuals, and women who use certain types of birth control are at a higher risk of getting a UTI. UTIs can be treated fairly easily with antibiotics.

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Following organizations serve the condition "Urinary Tract Infection" for support, advocacy or research.

HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

Last Updated: 9 Jul 2015

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National Association For Continence

National Association For Continence is a national, private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with incontinence. NAFC's purpose is to be the leading source for public education and advocacy about the causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatments, and management alternatives for incontinence.

Last Updated: 20 Mar 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Urinary Tract Infection" for support, advocacy or research.

HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

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Last Updated: 9 Jul 2015

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National Association For Continence

National Association For Continence is a national, private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with incontinence. NAFC's purpose is to be the leading source for public education and advocacy about the causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatments, and management alternatives for incontinence.

http://www.nafc.org

Last Updated: 20 Mar 2013

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Urinary Tract Infection" returned 1135 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The procalcitonin/albumin ratio as an early diagnostic predictor in discriminating urosepsis from patients with febrile urinary tract infection.
 

Author(s): Xin Luo, Xiang Yang, Jiexian Li, Ge Zou, Yufeng Lin, Guoqiang Qing, Ruilin Yang, Weixiang Yao, Xuying Ye

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jul;97(28):e11078.

 

Discrimination between urosepsis and febrile urinary tract infections is important in therapeutic decision-making to indicate suitable treatments to avoid sepsis-related organ failure. Accurate diagnosis is time-consuming and susceptible to false-positive results. Moreover, patient ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reducing antibiotic use for uncomplicated urinary tract infection in general practice by treatment with uva-ursi (REGATTA) - a double-blind, randomized, controlled comparative effectiveness trial.
 

Author(s): Kambiz Afshar, Nina Fleischmann, Guido Schmiemann, Jutta Bleidorn, Eva Hummers-Pradier, Tim Friede, Karl Wegscheider, Michael Moore, Ildikó Gágyor

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Uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTI) are common in general practice and usually treated with antibiotics. This contributes to increasing resistance rates of uropathogenic bacteria. A previous trial showed a reduction of antibiotic use in women with UTI by initial symptomatic ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Value of perioperative genitourinary screening culture and colonization status in predicting early urinary tract infection after renal transplantation.
 

Author(s): Ahram Han, Sanghyun Ahn, Seung-Kee Min, Jongwon Ha, Yon Su Kim, Curie Ahn, Sang-Il Min

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We aimed to assess whether patients colonized with certain organisms in the genitourinary tract would have greater urinary tract infection (UTI) risk during the post-transplantation period, and whether information on the perioperatively colonized organisms may help identify the causal ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Urinary Tract Infection" returned 95 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The association between urinary tract infection during pregnancy and preeclampsia: A meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Ling Yan, Yu Jin, Hongdong Hang, Bin Yan

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Sep;97(36):e12192.

 

The association between urinary tract infection (UTI) during pregnancy and preeclampsia (PE) continues to be the subject of debate. This meta-analysis aimed to examine the relationship between UTI during pregnancy and PE.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Urinary Tract Infection and Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Older Adults.
 

Author(s): Nicolas W Cortes-Penfield, Barbara W Trautner, Robin L P Jump

Journal: Infect. Dis. Clin. North Am.. 2017 12;31(4):673-688.

 

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a significant cause of morbidity among older adults. However, antibiotic prescriptions for clinically suspected UTIs are often inappropriate. Health care providers frequently struggle to differentiate UTI from asymptomatic bacteriuria, particularly ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Urinary Tract Infection-Related Renal Scarring: A Systematic Review.
 

Author(s): Ian K Hewitt, Marco Pennesi, William Morello, Luca Ronfani, Giovanni Montini

Journal: Pediatrics. 2017 May;139(5):.

 

Acute pyelonephritis may result in renal scarring. Recent prospective studies have shown a small benefit of antibiotic prophylaxis in preventing symptomatic and febrile urinary tract infections (UTIs), while being underpowered to detect any influence in prevention of renal damage.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Nutritional Supplementation for Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections in Women
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection

 

Last Updated: 13 Jul 2018

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LYS228 PK, Clinical Response, Safety and Tolerability in Patients With Complicated Urinary Tract Infection (cUTI)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Complicated Urinary Tract Infections

 

Last Updated: 6 Sep 2018

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Seven vs. 14 Days Treatment for Male Urinary Tract Infection
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Urinary Tract Infections

 

Last Updated: 1 Aug 2018

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