Urinary Tract Infection

Urine concentration could help urinary tract infection diagnosis in infants

Urine concentration could help urinary tract infection diagnosis in infants

Urine concentration should be included in the urinary tract infection evaluation among infants.

Children with UTIs related to E. coli failing to respond to antibiotics

Children with UTIs related to E. coli failing to respond to antibiotics

Nearly 54% of pediatric UTI cases were resistant to treatment with amoxicillin.

Antibiotics, urinary tract infections, and circumcision

Antibiotics, urinary tract infections, and circumcision

Find a foreskin-friendly urologist before agreeing to a child's circumcision.

Treatment for urinary tract 
infections in the uncircumcised
 male child


Treatment for urinary tract 
infections in the uncircumcised
 male child


Circumcision should be recommended for male, uncircumcised children with recurring UTIs.

UTIs, STIs in women are often misdiagnosed in ERs

UTIs, STIs in women are often misdiagnosed in ERs

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In emergency rooms, UTIs are overdiagnosed while STIs are underdiagnosed in women.

Recurrent
 UTI therapies
 assessed

Recurrent
 UTI therapies
 assessed

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Daily antibiotic use came out on top when compared with several other strategies for managing recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs).

Nonantibiotic prophylaxis may reduce recurrent UTIs

Nonantibiotic prophylaxis may reduce recurrent UTIs

Meta-analysis reviews oral immunostimulant OM-89, estrogens, cranberries and acupuncture.

AUA: Treating UTIs in primary care saves $2 billion annually

AUA: Treating UTIs in primary care saves $2 billion annually

Patients diagnosed with a UTI in the emergency room paid about $700 more per episode than those treated in an outpatient clinic.

How do you handle the parents?

How do you handle the parents?

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A steadfast clinician gets into trouble when she examines a minor without express verbal consent.

Contaminated chicken may cause UTIs

Contaminated chicken may cause UTIs

Retail purchased chicken may be the source of the pathogen that causes human urinary tract infections.

Wiping out UTIs in women

A simple suggestion for patients can help reduce the incidence of recurrent urinary tract infections you see in your practice.

Antibiotics outperform cranberry for UTI

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Despite these findings, cranberry supplements may still be a viable urinary tract infection prophylactic due to high antimicrobial resistance rates, and some researchers remain hopeful that improved dosage calculations might boost the supplement's efficacy.

Treatments for recurrent UTI in elderly patients

Treatments for recurrent UTI in elderly patients

Is there a role for suppressive antibiotic therapy in geriatric patients with recurrent urinary tract infections?

Looking beyond the obvious is sometimes key to diagnosis

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A 22-year-old patient with urinary frequency, dysuria and pelvic pain complains of multiple recurrent bladder infections.

Phenazopyridine as a treatment for UTI

If a woman has taken OTC phenazopyridine, and urine dipstick results are skewed, is it appropriate to treat empirically with antibiotics based on history and exam findings?

Common cold, UTI remedies questioned

Common cold, UTI remedies questioned

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Alternative therapies including echinacea and cranberry juice may not be as effective as believed.

Patient presents with a "smoking" penis

Abnormal urinalysis and blood work reveal a rare condition.

"UTI" not always what it seems

If urinalysis findings do not suggest UTI, check the culture before prescribing antibiotics.

Antibiotic-resistant E. coli

Culture and sensitivity reports on otherwise healthy patients have shown Escherichia coli that is resistant to fluoroquinolones but sensitive to older antibiotics.

Fever and chills in a toddler having frequent wetting episodes

Fever and chills in a toddler having frequent wetting episodes

The child arrived at the emergency department in a clearly distressed state and with an elevated WBC count.

Working up the patient with proteinuria

Urinalysis reveals the presence of calcium oxalate crystals and/or protein.

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