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: One-third of bacterial infections in patients with cirrhosis induced by MDR bacteria

Study: One-third of bacterial infections in patients with cirrhosis induced by MDR bacteria

Antibiotics could benefit women suffering from chronic bladder pain

Antibiotics could benefit women suffering from chronic bladder pain

Study explores antibiotic use and UTIs among nursing home residents

Study explores antibiotic use and UTIs among nursing home residents

Clinician re-examines evidence on re-use of catheters and UTIs in people with spinal cord injuries

Clinician re-examines evidence on re-use of catheters and UTIs in people with spinal cord injuries

National health collaborative efforts can help reduce infection rates in nursing homes

National health collaborative efforts can help reduce infection rates in nursing homes

Common factors that could change your PSA test results

Common factors that could change your PSA test results

Study: Patients with intellectual disability more likely to hospitalized for potentially preventable conditions

Study: Patients with intellectual disability more likely to hospitalized for potentially preventable conditions

Drinking plenty of water may reduce risk of UTIs in women prone to infection

Drinking plenty of water may reduce risk of UTIs in women prone to infection

First-ever treatment for Merkel cell carcinoma receives approval in Japan

First-ever treatment for Merkel cell carcinoma receives approval in Japan

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria work together to cause infection, research suggests

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria work together to cause infection, research suggests

New drug treatment linked to higher bladder compliance after spinal cord injury

New drug treatment linked to higher bladder compliance after spinal cord injury

Experts explore ways to improve safety of care for nursing home residents with dementia

Experts explore ways to improve safety of care for nursing home residents with dementia

Investigators identify evidence-based recommendations to enhance patient's postoperative recovery

Investigators identify evidence-based recommendations to enhance patient's postoperative recovery

Study finds high rates of drug resistance to urinary tract infections in Bangladesh

Study finds high rates of drug resistance to urinary tract infections in Bangladesh

FDA approves first extended adjuvant therapy to lower risk of breast cancer recurrence

FDA approves first extended adjuvant therapy to lower risk of breast cancer recurrence

Scientists develop novel enzyme technology that prevents formation of biofilms

Scientists develop novel enzyme technology that prevents formation of biofilms

UTI treatment with antibiotics for older adults may be more harmful than previously thought

UTI treatment with antibiotics for older adults may be more harmful than previously thought

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