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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Condition Specific Organizations

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: 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

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Urinary Tract Infection" returned 800 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Etiology and antimicrobial resistance profile of urinary tract infection in children, Valdivia 2012].
 

Author(s): Carolina Herrera, Diego Navarro, Marlis Täger

Journal: Rev Chilena Infectol. 2014 Dec;31(6):757-8.

 

Since initial antibiotic treatment in patients with urinary tract infection (UTI) is empiric, is very important to know the local epidemiology to make the correct therapeutical decisions.

Last Updated: 14 Feb 2015

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Dysregulation of Escherichia coli α-hemolysin expression alters the course of acute and persistent urinary tract infection.
 

Author(s): Kanna Nagamatsu, Thomas J Hannan, Randi L Guest, Maria Kostakioti, Maria Hadjifrangiskou, Jana Binkley, Karen Dodson, Tracy L Raivio, Scott J Hultgren

Journal: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.. 2015 Feb;112(8):E871-80.

 

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the most common bacterial infections, causing considerable morbidity in females. Infection is highly recurrent despite appropriate antibiotic treatment. Uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC), the most common causative agent of UTIs, invades ...

Last Updated: 25 Feb 2015

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Preponderance of bacterial isolates in urine of HIV-positive malaria-infected pregnant women with urinary tract infection.
 

Author(s): Kwashie Ajibade Ako-Nai, Blessing Itohan Ebhodaghe, Patrick Osho, Ebun Adejuyigbe, Folasade Mubiat Adeyemi, Olakunle O Kassim

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This study examined HIV and malaria co-infection as a risk factor for urinary tract infections (UTIs) in pregnancy. The study group included 74 pregnant women, 20 to 42 years of age, who attended the antenatal clinic at the Specialist Hospital at Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria.

Last Updated: 16 Dec 2014

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The terms "Urinary Tract Infection" returned 79 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Innate immunity and genetic determinants of urinary tract infection susceptibility.
 

Author(s): Gabriela Godaly, Ines Ambite, Catharina Svanborg

Journal: Curr. Opin. Infect. Dis.. 2015 Feb;28(1):88-96.

 

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common, dangerous and interesting. Susceptible individuals experience multiple, often clustered episodes, and in a subset of patients, infections progress to acute pyelonephritis (APN), sometimes accompanied by uro-sepsis. Others develop asymptomatic ...

Last Updated: 25 Dec 2014

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Are you experienced? Understanding bladder innate immunity in the context of recurrent urinary tract infection.
 

Author(s): Valerie P O'Brien, Thomas J Hannan, Anthony J Schaeffer, Scott J Hultgren

Journal: Curr. Opin. Infect. Dis.. 2015 Feb;28(1):97-105.

 

Recurrent urinary tract infection (rUTI) is a serious clinical problem, yet effective therapeutic options are limited, especially against multidrug-resistant uropathogens. In this review, we explore the development of a clinically relevant model of rUTI in previously infected mice ...

Last Updated: 25 Dec 2014

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Diagnosis and management of urinary tract infection in older adults.
 

Author(s): Theresa Anne Rowe, Manisha Juthani-Mehta

Journal: Infect. Dis. Clin. North Am.. 2014 Mar;28(1):75-89.

 

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a commonly diagnosed infection in older adults. Despite consensus guidelines developed to assist providers in diagnosing UTI, distinguishing symptomatic UTI from asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) in older adults is problematic, as many older adults do ...

Last Updated: 3 Feb 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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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: 2 Dec 2014

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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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Seven vs. 14 Days Treatment for Male Urinary Tract Infection
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Urinary Tract Infections

 

Last Updated: 8 Apr 2015

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