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

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Urinary Tract Infection" returned 755 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Oxidative status parameters in children with urinary tract infection.
 

Author(s): Stanislava Petrovic, Natasa Bogavac-Stanojevic, Jelena Kotur-Stevuljevic, Amira Peco-Antic, Ivana Ivanisevic, Jasmina Ivanisevic, Dusan Paripovic, Zorana Jelic-Ivanovic

Journal: Biochem Med (Zagreb). 2014 ;24(2):266-72.

 

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common bacterial infectious diseases in children. The aim of this study was to determine the total prooxidant and antioxidant capacity of children with UTI, as well as changes of oxidative status parameters according to acute inflammation ...

Last Updated: 27 Jun 2014

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Procalcitonin and C-reactive protein in urinary tract infection diagnosis.
 

Author(s): Rui-Ying Xu, Hua-Wei Liu, Ji-Ling Liu, Jun-Hua Dong

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Urinary infections are a common type of pediatric disease, and their treatment and prognosis are closely correlated with infection location. Common clinical manifestations and laboratory tests are insufficient to differentiate between acute pyelonephritis and lower urinary tract infection. ...

Last Updated: 1 Jul 2014

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A comparison of inpatient versus outpatient resistance patterns of pediatric urinary tract infection.
 

Author(s): Kara N Saperston, Daniel J Shapiro, Adam L Hersh, Hillary L Copp

Journal: J. Urol.. 2014 May;191(5 Suppl):1608-13.

 

Prior single center studies showed that antibiotic resistance patterns differ between outpatients and inpatients. We compared antibiotic resistance patterns for urinary tract infection between outpatients and inpatients on a national level.

Last Updated: 21 Apr 2014

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The terms "Urinary Tract Infection" returned 71 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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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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Duration of antibiotic treatment for acute pyelonephritis and septic urinary tract infection-- 7 days or less versus longer treatment: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
 

Author(s): Noa Eliakim-Raz, Dafna Yahav, Mical Paul, Leonard Leibovici

Journal: J. Antimicrob. Chemother.. 2013 Oct;68(10):2183-91.

 

Acute pyelonephritis is a frequent cause of morbidity, with a wide variation in duration of therapy. We performed a systematic review of all randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing ≤7 days treatment with a longer course.

Last Updated: 16 Sep 2013

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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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Seven vs. 14 Days Treatment for Male Urinary Tract Infection
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Urinary Tract Infections

 

Last Updated: 6 May 2014

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