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.
Study shows significant decreases in infections among people with psoriatic arthritis

Study shows significant decreases in infections among people with psoriatic arthritis

Forgotten antibiotic may be useful in treating severe febrile urinary tract infections

Forgotten antibiotic may be useful in treating severe febrile urinary tract infections

Decreasing length of hospitalization increases post-discharge complications for surgical patients

Decreasing length of hospitalization increases post-discharge complications for surgical patients

Limited options for managing UTIs make women fearful and frustrated

Limited options for managing UTIs make women fearful and frustrated

Urine sampling not to be restricted to children with unexplained fever, say researchers

Urine sampling not to be restricted to children with unexplained fever, say researchers

FDA approves drug-free stroke rehabilitation system to treat upper extremity motor deficits

FDA approves drug-free stroke rehabilitation system to treat upper extremity motor deficits

Next-Generation Sequencing and the Diagnosis of Disease

Next-Generation Sequencing and the Diagnosis of Disease

New advice: Antibiotics should not be given to kids as a preventative measure to avoid UTIs

New advice: Antibiotics should not be given to kids as a preventative measure to avoid UTIs

Investigational antipsychotic treatment offers sustained benefits for people with dementia-related psychosis

Investigational antipsychotic treatment offers sustained benefits for people with dementia-related psychosis

NIH-funded study to explore liquid surface coatings for reducing catheter-associated infections

NIH-funded study to explore liquid surface coatings for reducing catheter-associated infections

Primary care practitioners overestimate disease risks leading to over-diagnosis and overtreatment

Primary care practitioners overestimate disease risks leading to over-diagnosis and overtreatment

Pregnancy increases the risk of first-time symptomatic kidney stone

Pregnancy increases the risk of first-time symptomatic kidney stone

FDA approves new indication for drug to treat pediatric NDO patients

FDA approves new indication for drug to treat pediatric NDO patients

New findings could help speed the treatment for UTIs in children

New findings could help speed the treatment for UTIs in children

New vaccination strategy could eliminate the bacteria that cause UTIs

New vaccination strategy could eliminate the bacteria that cause UTIs

FDA clears new robotically-assisted surgical device for transvaginal hysterectomy

FDA clears new robotically-assisted surgical device for transvaginal hysterectomy

Advanced practice registered nurses improve quality of care for nursing home residents

Advanced practice registered nurses improve quality of care for nursing home residents

Travelers to the tropics are more prone to acquiring superbacteria than previously thought

Travelers to the tropics are more prone to acquiring superbacteria than previously thought

Study shows prevalence of inappropriate treatment for uncomplicated urinary tract infections

Study shows prevalence of inappropriate treatment for uncomplicated urinary tract infections

Digital dipstick is more accurate to test urinary tract infections at home

Digital dipstick is more accurate to test urinary tract infections at home