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.
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

Tecentriq drug gets FDA approval to treat urothelial carcinoma

Tecentriq drug gets FDA approval to treat urothelial carcinoma

Risk factors for hospital readmission after pediatric neurosurgical procedures

Risk factors for hospital readmission after pediatric neurosurgical procedures

Scientists uncover whole new way of treating antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Scientists uncover whole new way of treating antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Almost half of all long-stay nursing home residents visit ED every year regardless of cognitive status

Almost half of all long-stay nursing home residents visit ED every year regardless of cognitive status

Weekend effect in hospitals affect kidney stone treatment, outcomes

Weekend effect in hospitals affect kidney stone treatment, outcomes

SymCel joins global initiative to combat antibiotic resistance

SymCel joins global initiative to combat antibiotic resistance

Report: Patients still experience CLABSIs and CAUTIs in U.S. hospitals

Report: Patients still experience CLABSIs and CAUTIs in U.S. hospitals

Research: Impaired immune response significantly involved in rare autoimmune diseases

Research: Impaired immune response significantly involved in rare autoimmune diseases

Cranberry capsules more effective in lowering UTI risk than juice

Cranberry capsules more effective in lowering UTI risk than juice

Survey: 97% of patients concerned about cleaning and re-using catheters

Survey: 97% of patients concerned about cleaning and re-using catheters

Innovative microfiber pad could improve diagnosis of Urinary Tract Infection in infants and elderly patients

Innovative microfiber pad could improve diagnosis of Urinary Tract Infection in infants and elderly patients

Boehringer Ingelheim, Lilly announce availability of Synjardy tablets in U.S. pharmacies

Boehringer Ingelheim, Lilly announce availability of Synjardy tablets in U.S. pharmacies

People often end up in emergency room because of infection-related falls

People often end up in emergency room because of infection-related falls

New study calls for new treatments for carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae infection

New study calls for new treatments for carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae infection