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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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 1097 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Molecular characterization and antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli as cause of community acquired urinary tract infection].
 

Author(s): Mario Galindo-Méndez

Journal: Rev Chilena Infectol. ;35(1):29-35.

 

Background Community acquired urinary tract infections (CaUTI) caused by strains of extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBL) - producing Escherichia coli, mainly by strains carrying the blaCTX-M-15 gene, is a growing phenomenon worldwide. Aim To determine the antibiotic susceptibility ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Trimethoprim use for urinary tract infection and risk of adverse outcomes in older patients: cohort study.
 

Author(s): Elizabeth Crellin, Kathryn E Mansfield, Clémence Leyrat, Dorothea Nitsch, Ian J Douglas, Adrian Root, Elizabeth Williamson, Liam Smeeth, Laurie A Tomlinson

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To determine if trimethoprim use for urinary tract infection (UTI) is associated with an increased risk of acute kidney injury, hyperkalaemia, or sudden death in the general population.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Empiric antibiotic therapy in urinary tract infection in patients with risk factors for antibiotic resistance in a German emergency department.
 

Author(s): Sebastian Bischoff, Thomas Walter, Marlis Gerigk, Matthias Ebert, Roger Vogelmann

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The aim of this study was to identify clinical risk factors for antimicrobial resistances and multidrug resistance (MDR) in urinary tract infections (UTI) in an emergency department in order to improve empirical therapy.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Urinary Tract Infection" returned 93 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Long-term antibiotics for prevention of recurrent urinary tract infection in older adults: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised trials.
 

Author(s): Haroon Ahmed, Freya Davies, Nick Francis, Daniel Farewell, Christoper Butler, Shantini Paranjothy

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To address clinical uncertainties about the effectiveness and safety of long-term antibiotic therapy for preventing recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) in older adults.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

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: 17 May 2018

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Seven vs. 14 Days Treatment for Male Urinary Tract Infection
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Urinary Tract Infections

 

Last Updated: 8 Feb 2018

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