Urinary Tract Infection News and Research

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Urinary tract infections are a serious health problem affecting millions of people each year. Infections of the urinary tract are the second most common type of infection in the body. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) account for about 8.3 million doctor visits each year.* Women are especially prone to UTIs for reasons that are not yet well understood. One woman in five develops a UTI during her lifetime. UTIs in men are not as common as in women but can be very serious when they do occur.
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria in patients’ urine or stools linked to increased risk of drug-resistant sepsis

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria in patients’ urine or stools linked to increased risk of drug-resistant sepsis

FDA approves new maintenance therapy for recurrent cancers

FDA approves new maintenance therapy for recurrent cancers

Smoking cessation program prior to hip or knee replacement provides better surgical outcomes

Smoking cessation program prior to hip or knee replacement provides better surgical outcomes

New drug receives FDA approval to reduce risk of cardiovascular death in adults with diabetes

New drug receives FDA approval to reduce risk of cardiovascular death in adults with diabetes

FASEB announces winners of 2016 BioArt competition

FASEB announces winners of 2016 BioArt competition

Value of cranberries in prevention of urinary infections is disproved

Value of cranberries in prevention of urinary infections is disproved

Cranberry capsules do not help in reducing UTI among older women, study finds

Cranberry capsules do not help in reducing UTI among older women, study finds

Scientists uncover new class of small molecules for fighting urinary tract infection

Scientists uncover new class of small molecules for fighting urinary tract infection

Novartis gets three FDA approvals for expanded use of biologic drug to treat rare autoinflammatory diseases

Novartis gets three FDA approvals for expanded use of biologic drug to treat rare autoinflammatory diseases

New less invasive method could detect bacterial infection in young febrile infants

New less invasive method could detect bacterial infection in young febrile infants

New study shows how increase in medication-resistant bacteria impedes treatment of kidney infections

New study shows how increase in medication-resistant bacteria impedes treatment of kidney infections

New blood test helps identify bacterial infection in infants with fever

New blood test helps identify bacterial infection in infants with fever

New discovery could lead to effective treatment methods for cystitis

New discovery could lead to effective treatment methods for cystitis

Portable Lab-on-a-Stick test helps in rapid detection of bacterial resistance to antibiotics

Portable Lab-on-a-Stick test helps in rapid detection of bacterial resistance to antibiotics

QUT molecular microbiologist developing new therapies to beat bacterial superbugs

QUT molecular microbiologist developing new therapies to beat bacterial superbugs

Leukemia drug increases brain dopamine, lowers toxic proteins linked to Parkinson's or dementia

Leukemia drug increases brain dopamine, lowers toxic proteins linked to Parkinson's or dementia

Cranberries can reduce symptomatic UTIs and avoid chronic suppressive antibiotics

Cranberries can reduce symptomatic UTIs and avoid chronic suppressive antibiotics

Large national effort shows promise in reducing both catheter use and UTI rates

Large national effort shows promise in reducing both catheter use and UTI rates

First clinical trial to study use of Chinese Herbal Medicines in treating RUTIs

First clinical trial to study use of Chinese Herbal Medicines in treating RUTIs

Study finds that ACS NSQIP Surgical Risk Calculator has excellent calibration

Study finds that ACS NSQIP Surgical Risk Calculator has excellent calibration