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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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.

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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 964 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Serum interleukin -8 is not a reliable marker for prediction of vesicoureteral reflux in children with febrile urinary tract infection.
 

Author(s): Abolfazl Mahyar, Parviz Ayazi, Mohammad Hadi Yarigarravesh, Mohammad Hossein Khoeiniha, Sonia Oveisi, Ahmad Ali Sahmani, Shiva Esmaeily

Journal: Int Braz J Urol. ;41(6):1160-6.

 

In view of the side effects of voiding cystourethrography (VCUG), identification of noninvasive markers predicting the presence of vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) is important. This study was conducted to determine the predictive value of serum interleukin-8 (IL-8) in diagnosis of VUR ...

Last Updated: 8 Jan 2016

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Which treatment strategy for women with symptoms of urinary tract infection?
 

Author(s): Lars Bjerrum, Morten Lindbæk

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Last Updated: 30 Dec 2015

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Ibuprofen versus fosfomycin for uncomplicated urinary tract infection in women: randomised controlled trial.
 

Author(s): Ildikó Gágyor, Jutta Bleidorn, Michael M Kochen, Guido Schmiemann, Karl Wegscheider, Eva Hummers-Pradier

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Can treatment of the symptoms of uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI) with ibuprofen reduce the rate of antibiotic prescriptions without a significant increase in symptoms, recurrences, or complications?

Last Updated: 24 Dec 2015

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Urinary Tract Infection" returned 90 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Update on the approach of urinary tract infection in childhood.
 

Author(s): Ana Cristina Simões e Silva, Eduardo Araújo Oliveira

Journal: J Pediatr (Rio J). ;91(6 Suppl 1):S2-10.

 

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is the most common bacterial infection in childhood. UTI may be the sentinel event for underlying renal abnormality. There are still many controversies regarding proper management of UTI. In this review article, the authors discuss recent recommendations ...

Last Updated: 9 Dec 2015

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Anatomy and Physiology of the Urinary Tract: Relation to Host Defense and Microbial Infection.
 

Author(s): Duane R Hickling, Tung-Tien Sun, Xue-Ru Wu

Journal: Microbiol Spectr. 2015 Aug;3(4):.

 

The urinary tract exits to a body surface area that is densely populated by a wide range of microbes. Yet, under most normal circumstances, it is typically considered sterile, i.e., devoid of microbes, a stark contrast to the gastrointestinal and upper respiratory tracts where many ...

Last Updated: 9 Sep 2015

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Empiric therapy for hospital-acquired, Gram-negative complicated intra-abdominal infection and complicated urinary tract infections: a systematic literature review of current and emerging treatment options.
 

Author(s): Yoav Golan

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Empiric therapy for healthcare-associated infections remains challenging, especially with the continued development of Gram-negative organisms producing extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs) and the threat of multi-drug-resistant organisms. Current treatment options for resistant ...

Last Updated: 5 Aug 2015

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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 May 2016

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Study of Ceftolozane/Tazobactam (MK-7625A) in Japanese Participants With Uncomplicated Pyelonephritis and Complicated Urinary Tract Infection (MK-7625A-014)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI); Complicated Urinary Tract Infection; Pyelonephritis; Uncomplicated Pyelonephritis

 

Last Updated: 12 May 2016

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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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