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 1011 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A Program to Prevent Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection in Acute Care.
 

Author(s): Sanjay Saint, M Todd Greene, Sarah L Krein, Mary A M Rogers, David Ratz, Karen E Fowler, Barbara S Edson, Sam R Watson, Barbara Meyer-Lucas, Marie Masuga, Kelly Faulkner, Carolyn V Gould, James Battles, Mohamad G Fakih

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2016 Jun;374(22):2111-9.

 

Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common device-associated infection in hospitals. Both technical factors--appropriate catheter use, aseptic insertion, and proper maintenance--and socioadaptive factors, such as cultural and behavioral changes in hospital units, ...

Last Updated: 2 Jun 2016

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Probiotics [LGG-BB12 or RC14-GR1] versus placebo as prophylaxis for urinary tract infection in persons with spinal cord injury [ProSCIUTTU]: a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.
 

Author(s): Bonsan Bonne Lee, Swee-Ling Toh, Suzanne Ryan, Judy M Simpson, Kate Clezy, Laetitia Bossa, Scott A Rice, Obaydullah Marial, Gerard Weber, Jasbeer Kaur, Claire Boswell-Ruys, Stephen Goodall, James Middleton, Mark Tudehope, George Kotsiou

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Urinary tract infections [UTIs] are very common in people with Spinal Cord Injury [SCI]. UTIs are increasingly difficult and expensive to treat as the organisms that cause them become more antibiotic resistant. Among the SCI population, there is a high rate of multi-resistant organism ...

Last Updated: 16 Apr 2016

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Last Updated: 16 Mar 2016

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The terms "Urinary Tract Infection" returned 94 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Work-up of Pediatric Urinary Tract Infection.
 

Author(s): Bogdana Schmidt, Hillary L Copp

Journal: Urol. Clin. North Am.. 2015 Nov;42(4):519-26.

 

Pediatric urinary tract infection (UTI) costs the health care system more than $180 million annually, and accounts for more than 1.5 million clinician visits per year. Accurate and timely diagnosis of these infections is important for determining appropriate treatment and preventing ...

Last Updated: 18 Oct 2015

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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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Seven vs. 14 Days Treatment for Male Urinary Tract Infection
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Urinary Tract Infections

 

Last Updated: 21 Sep 2016

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To Study the Effect of Adjunctive Oral Methylprednisolone Therapy in Pediatric Urinary Tract Infection
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Urinary Tract Infection

 

Last Updated: 4 Jan 2015

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Urinary Tract Infection Due to Beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Children
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Urinary Tract Infections

 

Last Updated: 11 Jul 2016

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