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Urinary Tract Infections (UTIS)

  • HAI Prevalence Increased in Major Canadian Hospitals Due to C. difficile and Urinary Tract Infection
    Healthcare-acquired infections (HAI) are an important public health problem in developed countries, but comprehensive data on trends over time are lacking. Prevalence surveys have been used as a surrogate for incidence studies and can be readily repeated. The Canadian ...More
    4 days ago Posted in News
  • Urinary Tract Infection: How Bacteria Nestle In
    Almost every second woman suffers from a bladder infection at some point in her life. Also men are affected by cystitis, though less frequently. In eighty percent of the cases, it is caused by the intestinal bacterium E. coli. It travels along the urethra to the bladder ...More
    March 7, 2016 Posted in News
  • Cranberry Capsules More Effective Than Juice for UTIs
    A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in any part of the urinary system, kidneys, bladder or urethra. They are more common in women and affect more than 3 million Americans per year. Many in the population will turn to sipping on a cranberry juice cocktail to ...More
    February 10, 2016 Posted in News
  • E. coli's 'Anchor' Lets UTIs Take Hold
    To establish an infection in the urinary tract, bacteria must be able to withstand the tremendous forces of urine flow so they're not simply washed away. New research is giving scientists a remarkable view of a strange, spring-like shock absorber used by the most common ...More
    January 12, 2016 Posted in News
  • Research Finds Cranberries are an Effective Way to Help Reduce Antibiotic Use
    An international team of scientists presented new evidence showing how cranberries are poised to be a compelling tool to help reduce antibiotic resistance and oxidative stress. Reporting at the International Conference on Polyphenols and Health (ICPH) last Friday, the ...More
    November 5, 2015 Posted in News
  • DNA Sequencing to Improve Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections
    Urinary tract infections (UTIs) could be treated more quickly and efficiently using a DNA sequencing device the size of a USB stick -- according to research from the University of East Anglia. Researchers used a new device called MinION to perform nanopore sequencing to ...More
    September 21, 2015 Posted in News
  • Finafloxacin Shown to be Effective for the Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections
    Results from a double-blind phase 2 clinical study show that finafloxacin was a more effective and safe option than ciprofloxacin for the treatment of complicated urinary tract infections and acute pyelonephritis. This research is being presented at ASM's 55th Interscience ...More
    September 21, 2015 Posted in News
  • Device May Detect Urinary Tract Infections Faster
    Urinary tract infections can quickly move from being a merely miserable experience to a life-threatening condition. Untreated cases may trigger sepsis, which occurs when the immune system, in an attempt to fight off the infection, inadvertently activates body-wide ...More
    August 12, 2015 Posted in News
  • Surgical Teams Reduce Urinary Tract Infection Rate by Focusing on Catheter Use in the OR
    Surgical teams at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, are decreasing the rate of urinary tract infection (UTI) in their institution by paying scrupulous attention to the use of catheters before and immediately after operations. Their efforts are believed to be among ...More
    July 27, 2015 Posted in News
  • Interventions to Mitigate CDI Burden in Pneumonia, UTI Patients are Needed
    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 ...More
    July 2, 2015 Posted in News