Urinary Tract Infection

Common Name(s)

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: 3 Oct 2013

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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: 3 Oct 2013

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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

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The terms "Urinary Tract Infection" returned 742 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Neonatal adrenal hematoma with urinary tract infection: risk factor or a chance association?
 

Author(s): Abdelhadi M Habeb, Mohamed A Zulali, Abdulkarim S Yamani, Saddine M Yassine

Journal: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2014 Mar;25(2):376-80.

 

Neonatal adrenal hematoma is a rare finding that can be discovered incidentally or presents with various symptoms. However, urinary tract infection (UTI) has not been reported in association with this condition. We report on a 4-week old child with massive unilateral adrenal hematoma ...

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2014

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Does prompt treatment of urinary tract infection in preschool children prevent renal scarring: mixed retrospective and prospective audits.
 

Author(s): Malcolm G Coulthard, Heather J Lambert, Susan J Vernon, Elizabeth W Hunter, Michael J Keir, John N S Matthews

Journal: Arch. Dis. Child.. 2014 Apr;99(4):342-7.

 

To test whether active management of urinary tract infections (UTI) in young children by general practitioners can reduce kidney scarring rates.

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2014

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Voiding cystourethrography is mandatory in infants with febrile urinary tract infection.
 

Author(s): Takahisa Kimata, Tetsuya Kitao, Sohsaku Yamanouchi, Shoji Tsuji, Minoru Kino, Kazunari Kaneko

Journal: Tohoku J. Exp. Med.. 2013 ;231(4):251-5.

 

Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) is common condition in infants with febrile urinary tract infections (UTIs). Both VUR and febrile UTIs are risk factors for renal scars, characterized by glomerular hypertrophy with global or segmental sclerosis as cardinal features in pathology. Because ...

Last Updated: 25 Nov 2013

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The terms "Urinary Tract Infection" returned 69 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Systematic review and meta-analysis of antimicrobial treatment effect estimation in complicated urinary tract infection.
 

Author(s): Krishan P Singh, Gang Li, Fanny S Mitrani-Gold, Milena Kurtinecz, Jeffrey Wetherington, John F Tomayko, Linda M Mundy

Journal: Antimicrob. Agents Chemother.. 2013 Nov;57(11):5284-90.

 

Noninferiority trial design and analyses are commonly used to establish the effectiveness of a new antimicrobial drug for treatment of serious infections such as complicated urinary tract infection (cUTI). A systematic review and meta-analysis were conducted to estimate the treatment ...

Last Updated: 14 Oct 2013

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Preventing urinary tract infection: progress toward an effective Escherichia coli vaccine.
 

Author(s): Ariel R Brumbaugh, Harry L T Mobley

Journal: Expert Rev Vaccines. 2012 Jun;11(6):663-76.

 

Uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common, with nearly half of all women experiencing at least one UTI in their lifetime. This high frequency of infection results in huge annual economic costs, decreased workforce productivity and high patient morbidity. At least 80% ...

Last Updated: 9 Aug 2012

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Bacterial interference for prevention of urinary tract infection.
 

Author(s): Rabih O Darouiche, Richard A Hull

Journal: Clin. Infect. Dis.. 2012 Nov;55(10):1400-7.

 

Last Updated: 23 Oct 2012

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Corticosteroids for Children With Febrile Urinary Tract Infections
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Acute Urinary Tract Infection; Urinary Tract Infection

 

Last Updated: 26 Jan 2012

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Febrile Urinary Tract Infection Randomized Short Treatment Trial
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Urinary Tract Infection

 

Last Updated: 19 Mar 2012

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The Efficacy of Solifenacin Succinate as Adjuvant Therapy for Urinary Tract Infection in Females
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Urinary Tract Infection

 

Last Updated: 19 Mar 2014

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