Urinary Tract Infection
New data suggest an association between general practitioners' prescribing habits for urinary tract infections and UTI-related E coli bacteremia incidence.
For women at high risk for cystitis recurrence who drink low volumes of fluid daily, increasing water intake prevents recurrence.
The use of a moderate to low susceptibility antibiotic to treat a urinary tract infection [UTI] may result in a 1.74-fold increase in the odds of an emergency department readmission within 30 days for another UTI.
Findings support ED discharge with oral antibiotics for children with urinary tract infection.
Implementing a urinary tract infection quality improvement program resulted in a decrease in UTI diagnoses in orthopedic patients.
UTIs present clinically as dysuria, with symptoms of frequent and urgent urination secondary to irritation of the urethral and bladder mucosa.
Treating lower UTIs with diclofenac may help in optimizing antibiotic treatments.
This approval provides an additional treatment option for patients with complicated urinary tract infection.
Urine concentration should be included in the urinary tract infection evaluation among infants.
Nearly 54% of pediatric UTI cases were resistant to treatment with amoxicillin.
Find a foreskin-friendly urologist before agreeing to a child's circumcision.
Circumcision should be recommended for male, uncircumcised children with recurring UTIs.
In emergency rooms, UTIs are overdiagnosed while STIs are underdiagnosed in women.
Daily antibiotic use came out on top when compared with several other strategies for managing recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs).
Meta-analysis reviews oral immunostimulant OM-89, estrogens, cranberries and acupuncture.
Patients diagnosed with a UTI in the emergency room paid about $700 more per episode than those treated in an outpatient clinic.
A steadfast clinician gets into trouble when she examines a minor without express verbal consent.
Retail purchased chicken may be the source of the pathogen that causes human urinary tract infections.
A simple suggestion for patients can help reduce the incidence of recurrent urinary tract infections you see in your practice.
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.
Is there a role for suppressive antibiotic therapy in geriatric patients with recurrent urinary tract infections?
A 22-year-old patient with urinary frequency, dysuria and pelvic pain complains of multiple recurrent bladder infections.
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?
Alternative therapies including echinacea and cranberry juice may not be as effective as believed.
Abnormal urinalysis and blood work reveal a rare condition.
If urinalysis findings do not suggest UTI, check the culture before prescribing antibiotics.
Culture and sensitivity reports on otherwise healthy patients have shown Escherichia coli that is resistant to fluoroquinolones but sensitive to older antibiotics.
The child arrived at the emergency department in a clearly distressed state and with an elevated WBC count.
Urinalysis reveals the presence of calcium oxalate crystals and/or protein.