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 1035 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The antibiotic susceptibility patterns of uropathogens among children with urinary tract infection in Shiraz.
 

Author(s): Gholamreza Pouladfar, Mitra Basiratnia, Mojtaba Anvarinejad, Pejman Abbasi, Fatemeh Amirmoezi, Samaneh Zare

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Sep;96(37):e7834.

 

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common bacterial infections in pediatrics. Delay in diagnosis and treatment can cause significant morbidity. The physicians knowledge regarding the symptoms, microorganisms that caused UTI, and effective antibiotics in a geographical ...

Last Updated: 14 Sep 2017

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[Resistant phenotypes of Escherichia coli strains responsible for urinary tract infection in the laboratory of the University Hospital Joseph Raseta Befelatanana, Antananarivo].
 

Author(s): Zafindrasoa Domoina Rakotovao-Ravahatra, Fidiniaina Mamy Randriatsarafara, Saïda Rasoanandrasana, Léa Raverohanta, Andriamiadana Luc Rakotovao

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Urinary tract infection caused by Escherichia coli frequently occurs in the hospital environment. This study aims to describe resistant phenotypes of Escherichia coli strains to monitor their occurrence.

Last Updated: 4 Jul 2017

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Genome-wide transposon mutagenesis of Proteus mirabilis: Essential genes, fitness factors for catheter-associated urinary tract infection, and the impact of polymicrobial infection on fitness requirements.
 

Author(s): Chelsie E Armbruster, Valerie Forsyth-DeOrnellas, Alexandra O Johnson, Sara N Smith, Lili Zhao, Weisheng Wu, Harry L T Mobley

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The Gram-negative bacterium Proteus mirabilis is a leading cause of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs), which are often polymicrobial. Numerous prior studies have uncovered virulence factors for P. mirabilis pathogenicity in a murine model of ascending UTI, but ...

Last Updated: 14 Jun 2017

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The terms "Urinary Tract Infection" returned 83 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[A Case of Hyperammonemia Caused by Urinary Tract Infection Due to Urease-Producing Bacteria].
 

Author(s): Masahiro Emura, Kazunari Tsuchihashi, Yosuke Shimizu, Sojun Kanamaru, Shun Matoba, Noriyuki Ito

Journal: Hinyokika Kiyo. 2016 Aug;62(8):421-5.

 

We present here a rare case of hyperammonemia without liver dysfunction or portal-systemic shunting. The patient was an 80-year-old woman with a history of neurogenic bladder. She was admitted to a nearby hospital for vomiting, diarrhea and consciousness disturbance. Two days after ...

Last Updated: 14 Sep 2016

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Gram-Positive Uropathogens, Polymicrobial Urinary Tract Infection, and the Emerging Microbiota of the Urinary Tract.
 

Author(s): Kimberly A Kline, Amanda L Lewis

Journal: Microbiol Spectr. 2016 Apr;4(2):.

 

Gram-positive bacteria are a common cause of urinary-tract infection (UTI), particularly among individuals who are elderly, pregnant, or who have other risk factors for UTI. Here we review the epidemiology, virulence mechanisms, and host response to the most frequently isolated Gram-positive ...

Last Updated: 27 May 2016

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Work-up of Pediatric Urinary Tract Infection.
 

Author(s): Bogdana Schmidt, Hillary L Copp

Journal: Urol. Clin. North Am.. 2015 Nov;42(4):519-26.

 

Pediatric urinary tract infection (UTI) costs the health care system more than $180 million annually, and accounts for more than 1.5 million clinician visits per year. Accurate and timely diagnosis of these infections is important for determining appropriate treatment and preventing ...

Last Updated: 18 Oct 2015

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Seven vs. 14 Days Treatment for Male Urinary Tract Infection
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Urinary Tract Infections

 

Last Updated: 24 Aug 2017

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