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: 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

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The terms "Urinary Tract Infection" returned 789 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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Host-specific induction of Escherichia coli fitness genes during human urinary tract infection.
 

Author(s): Sargurunathan Subashchandrabose, Tracy H Hazen, Ariel R Brumbaugh, Stephanie D Himpsl, Sara N Smith, Robert D Ernst, David A Rasko, Harry L T Mobley

Journal: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.. 2014 Dec;111(51):18327-32.

 

Uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) is the predominant etiological agent of uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI), manifested by inflammation of the urinary bladder, in humans and is a major global public health concern. Molecular pathogenesis of UPEC has been primarily examined ...

Last Updated: 24 Dec 2014

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Point of care testing for urinary tract infection in primary care (POETIC): protocol for a randomised controlled trial of the clinical and cost effectiveness of FLEXICULTâ„¢ informed management of uncomplicated UTI in primary care.
 

Author(s): Janine Bates, Emma Thomas-Jones, Timothy Pickles, Nigel Kirby, Micaela Gal, Emily Bongard, Kerenza Hood, Nicolas Francis, Paul Little, Michael Moore, Kate Rumsby, Carlos Llor, Curt Burgman, Theo Verheij, David Cohen, Mandy Wootton, Robin Howe, Christopher C Butler

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Urinary tract infections (UTI) are the most frequent bacterial infection affecting women and account for about 15% of antibiotics prescribed in primary care. However, some women with a UTI are not prescribed antibiotics or are prescribed the wrong antibiotics, while many women who ...

Last Updated: 10 Mar 2015

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Urinary Tract Infection" returned 76 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Reducing unnecessary urinary catheter use and other strategies to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infection: an integrative review.
 

Author(s): Jennifer Meddings, Mary A M Rogers, Sarah L Krein, Mohamad G Fakih, Russell N Olmsted, Sanjay Saint

Journal: BMJ Qual Saf. 2014 Apr;23(4):277-89.

 

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) are costly, common and often preventable by reducing unnecessary urinary catheter (UC) use.

Last Updated: 18 Mar 2014

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Emerging clinical role of pivmecillinam in the treatment of urinary tract infection in the context of multidrug-resistant bacteria.
 

Author(s): Simon Dewar, Lee C Reed, Roland J Koerner

Journal: J. Antimicrob. Chemother.. 2014 Feb;69(2):303-8.

 

The continuing spread of resistant Gram-negative bacteria is a therapeutic challenge and prudent use of antimicrobials is therefore essential. Urinary tract infections (UTIs), usually due to Gram-negative bacteria, are among the most common infections seen in the community. Moreover, ...

Last Updated: 10 Jan 2014

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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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