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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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: 9 Jul 2015

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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: 9 Jul 2015

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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

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The terms "Urinary Tract Infection" returned 1046 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Current status of indwelling urinary catheter utilization and catheter-associated urinary tract infection throughout hospital wards in Korea: A multicenter prospective observational study.
 

Author(s): Bongyoung Kim, Hyunjoo Pai, Won Suk Choi, Yeonjae Kim, Ki Tae Kweon, Hyun Ah Kim, Seong Yeol Ryu, Seong-Heon Wie, Jieun Kim

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To evaluate the frequency and appropriateness of indwelling urinary catheters (IUC) use and the incidence of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CA-UTI), and explore the risk factors for CA-UTI in hospitals as a whole, we conducted a study. This study was divided into two ...

Last Updated: 9 Oct 2017

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The antibiotic susceptibility patterns of uropathogens among children with urinary tract infection in Shiraz.
 

Author(s): Gholamreza Pouladfar, Mitra Basiratnia, Mojtaba Anvarinejad, Pejman Abbasi, Fatemeh Amirmoezi, Samaneh Zare

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Sep;96(37):e7834.

 

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common bacterial infections in pediatrics. Delay in diagnosis and treatment can cause significant morbidity. The physicians knowledge regarding the symptoms, microorganisms that caused UTI, and effective antibiotics in a geographical ...

Last Updated: 14 Sep 2017

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Vitamin D-deficient mice have more invasive urinary tract infection.
 

Author(s): Olof Hertting, Petra Lüthje, Devin Sullivan, Pontus Aspenström, Annelie Brauner

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Vitamin D deficiency is a common health problem with consequences not limited to bone and calcium hemostasis. Low levels have also been linked to tuberculosis and other respiratory infections as well as autoimmune diseases. We have previously shown that supplementation with vitamin ...

Last Updated: 27 Jul 2017

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The terms "Urinary Tract Infection" returned 84 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[A Case of Hyperammonemia Caused by Urinary Tract Infection Due to Urease-Producing Bacteria].
 

Author(s): Masahiro Emura, Kazunari Tsuchihashi, Yosuke Shimizu, Sojun Kanamaru, Shun Matoba, Noriyuki Ito

Journal: Hinyokika Kiyo. 2016 Aug;62(8):421-5.

 

We present here a rare case of hyperammonemia without liver dysfunction or portal-systemic shunting. The patient was an 80-year-old woman with a history of neurogenic bladder. She was admitted to a nearby hospital for vomiting, diarrhea and consciousness disturbance. Two days after ...

Last Updated: 14 Sep 2016

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Dimercaptosuccinic acid scan challenges in childhood urinary tract infection, vesicoureteral reflux and renal scarring investigation and management.
 

Author(s): Stylianos Roupakias, Xenophon Sinopidis, George Tsikopoulos, Ioannis Spyridakis, Ageliki Karatza, Anastasia Varvarigou

Journal: Minerva Urol Nefrol. 2017 Apr;69(2):144-152.

 

Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) is a precipitating factor in acute pyelonephritis (APN), and a risk factor for renal scar formation, even if VUR and APN occur independently. There is no scientific evidence on a specific diagnostic evaluation of children after a febrile urinary tract infection ...

Last Updated: 29 Jun 2016

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Gram-Positive Uropathogens, Polymicrobial Urinary Tract Infection, and the Emerging Microbiota of the Urinary Tract.
 

Author(s): Kimberly A Kline, Amanda L Lewis

Journal: Microbiol Spectr. 2016 Apr;4(2):.

 

Gram-positive bacteria are a common cause of urinary-tract infection (UTI), particularly among individuals who are elderly, pregnant, or who have other risk factors for UTI. Here we review the epidemiology, virulence mechanisms, and host response to the most frequently isolated Gram-positive ...

Last Updated: 27 May 2016

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Seven vs. 14 Days Treatment for Male Urinary Tract Infection
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Urinary Tract Infections

 

Last Updated: 24 Aug 2017

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