Urinary Tract Infection

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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 1063 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Nosocomial urinary tract and surgical site infection rates in the Maternity Ward at the General Referral Hospital in Katuba, Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo].
 

Author(s): Hendrick Mbutshu Lukuke, Eric Kasamba, Abdulu Mahuridi, Roger Ngatu Nlandu, Suganuma Narufumi, Abel Ntambue Mukengeshayi, Vicky Malou, Michel Makoutode, Françoise Malonga Kaj

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In Intertropical Africa hospitalized patients are exposed to a risk of nosocomial infections. The dearth of published data on this subject limits the descriptive analysis of the situation. This study aimed to determine the incidence, the germs responsible for these infections and ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Male kidney allograft recipients at risk for urinary tract infection?
 

Author(s): Gerold Thölking, Katharina Schuette-Nuetgen, Thomas Vogl, Ulrich Dobrindt, Barbara C Kahl, Marcus Brand, Hermann Pavenstädt, Barbara Suwelack, Raphael Koch, Stefan Reuter

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Urinary tract infection (UTI) is the most common infection after renal transplantation (RTx). Although female sex is a well-known risk factor for the development of UTI after RTx, the role of the donor sex in this context remains unclear.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Current status of indwelling urinary catheter utilization and catheter-associated urinary tract infection throughout hospital wards in Korea: A multicenter prospective observational study.
 

Author(s): Bongyoung Kim, Hyunjoo Pai, Won Suk Choi, Yeonjae Kim, Ki Tae Kweon, Hyun Ah Kim, Seong Yeol Ryu, Seong-Heon Wie, Jieun Kim

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To evaluate the frequency and appropriateness of indwelling urinary catheters (IUC) use and the incidence of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CA-UTI), and explore the risk factors for CA-UTI in hospitals as a whole, we conducted a study. This study was divided into two ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Urinary Tract Infection" returned 86 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The Vaginal Microbiota and Urinary Tract Infection.
 

Author(s): Ann E Stapleton

Journal: Microbiol Spectr. 2016 Dec;4(6):.

 

The vagina is a key anatomical site in the pathogenesis of urinary tract infection (UTI) in women, serving as a potential reservoir for infecting bacteria and a site at which interventions may decrease the risk of UTI. The vaginal microbiota is a dynamic and often critical factor ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Urinary Tract Infection: Pathogenesis and Outlook.
 

Author(s): Lisa K McLellan, David A Hunstad

Journal: Trends Mol Med. 2016 Nov;22(11):946-957.

 

The clinical syndromes comprising urinary tract infection (UTI) continue to exert significant impact on millions of patients worldwide, most of whom are otherwise healthy women. Antibiotic therapy for acute cystitis does not prevent recurrences, which plague up to one fourth of women ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[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: 31 Dec 1969

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

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Complicated Urinary Tract Infections

 

Last Updated: 14 Dec 2017

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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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