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Urinary Tract Infections (UTIS)

  • 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
    3 weeks ago 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
  • Bladder Cells Regurgitate Bacteria to Prevent UTIs
    Duke Medicine researchers have found that bladder cells have a highly effective way to combat E. coli bacteria that cause urinary tract infections (UTIs). In a study published online May 28, 2015, in the journal Cell, Duke researchers and their colleagues describe how ...More
    May 28, 2015 Posted in News
  • Boosting the Body's Natural Ability to Fight Urinary Tract Infections
    Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common, and widespread antibiotic resistance has led to urgent calls for new ways to combat them. Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences report that ...More
    April 30, 2015 Posted in News
  • Study Debunks Common Misconception That Urine is Sterile
    Bacteria have been discovered in the bladders of healthy women, discrediting the common belief that normal urine is sterile. This finding and its implications were addressed in an editorial published by researchers from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine ...More
    March 30, 2015 Posted in News
  • Loyola Researchers Identify Method to Assess UTI Risk After Pelvic-Floor Surgery
    Researchers at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine may have identified a way to assess who is at risk for developing a urinary tract infection (UTI) following pelvic-floor surgery. These findings were reported in the latest issue of PLOS ONE. Urinary tract ...More
    December 11, 2014 Posted in News
  • Next-Generation Treatment for UTIs May Focus on Fitness Genes
    Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can occur with no apparent cause, and as effectiveness of antibiotics fades, treating them is also becoming less predictable. University of Michigan Medical School researchers have identified bacterial genes that help the infections ...More
    December 10, 2014 Posted in News
  • In Mice, Vaccine Stops Urinary Tract Infections Linked to Catheters
    The most common type of hospital-associated infection may be preventable with a vaccine, new research in mice suggests. The experimental vaccine, developed by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, prevented urinary tract infections associated ...More
    September 18, 2014 Posted in News
  • CDC Blog Discusses One Hospital's Success in Preventing Urinary Tract Infections
    Today, on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Safe Healthcare Blog, Wendy Kaler, MPH, CIC, clinical lead for catheter-associated urinary tract infection prevention at Dignity Health, discusses her team’s strategy for success in preventing ...More
    September 2, 2014 Posted in News
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