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

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Urinary Tract Infection" returned 913 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Association Between Neonatal Urinary Tract Infection and Risk of Childhood Allergic Rhinitis.
 

Author(s): Chien-Heng Lin, Wei-Ching Lin, Yu-Chiao Wang, I-Ching Lin, I Ching Lin, Chia-Hung Kao

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Sep;94(38):e1625.

 

The current population-based study investigated the onset of neonatal urinary tract infection (UTI) and the associated risks of allergic rhinitis. From 2000 to 2005, 3285 children with neonatal UTI and 13,128 randomly selected controls were enrolled from the National Health Insurance ...

Last Updated: 25 Sep 2015

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Impact of Clostridium difficile infection among pneumonia and urinary tract infection hospitalizations: an analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample.
 

Author(s): Monideepa B Becerra, Benjamin J Becerra, Jim E Banta, Nasia Safdar

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Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) remains one of the major hospital acquired infections in the nation, often attributable to increased antibiotic use. Little research, however, exists on the prevalence and impact of CDI on patient and hospital outcomes among populations requiring ...

Last Updated: 1 Jul 2015

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An outbreak of multi-drug resistant Escherichia coli urinary tract infection in an elderly population: a case-control study of risk factors.
 

Author(s): Rosemary Ikram, Rebecca Psutka, Alison Carter, Patricia Priest

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Prevention of infection due to multi-drug resistant organisms is particularly challenging because of the spread of resistant bacteria beyond hospitals into the community, including nursing homes. This study aimed to identify risk factors for the acquisition of a multidrug resistant ...

Last Updated: 9 Jun 2015

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Urinary Tract Infection" returned 82 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Efficacy of antibiotic prophylaxis in cystoscopy to prevent urinary tract infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Herney Andres Garcia-Perdomo, Eladio Jimenez-Mejias, Hugo Lopez-Ramos

Journal: Int Braz J Urol. ;41(3):412-24; discussion 424.

 

To estimate the efficacy of antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent urinary tract infection in patients (both gender) who undergo a cystoscopy with sterile urine.

Last Updated: 23 Jul 2015

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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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Corticosteroids for Children With Febrile Urinary Tract Infections
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Acute Urinary Tract Infection; Urinary Tract Infection

 

Last Updated: 30 Nov 2015

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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: 23 Sep 2015

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