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Urinary Tract Infections (UTIS)

  • Researchers Identify Protein Critical in Causing Chronic UTIs
    E. coli bacteria. Courtesy of Scott Hultgren and John Heuser Researchers have identified a potential way to prevent chronic urinary tract infections (UTIs). Their research points to a key protein that bacteria use to latch onto the bladder and cause UTIs, according to ...More
    6 days ago Posted in News
  • Newly Described Cellular Defense Activity Could Guide Solutions to UTIs
    The process cells use to secrete chemicals also appears to be the way to clear urinary tract infections (UTIs), according to a study by researchers from Duke Health and Duke-National University of Singapore Medical School. The process, which was previously understood to be ...More
    July 19, 2016 Posted in News
  • NSQIP Data Helps Hospital Reduce UTI Rates Across Surgical and Non-Surgical Departments
    A systematic program for analyzing processes associated with catheter placement and removal for surgical patients decreased urinary tract infections (UTI) for all hospitalized patients. These results are believed to be the first report of a quality improvement effort in ...More
    July 19, 2016 Posted in News
  • Study Suggests Cranberries Can Decrease Use of Antibiotics
    A study recently published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that drinking an 8-ounce (240 ml) glass of cranberry juice a day reduces the use of antibiotics. Courtesy of Ocean Spray   Today leading experts on infectious disease and urinary tract ...More
    June 14, 2016 Posted in News
  • Study Finds Little Consistency for UTI Prevention in Nursing Homes
    A survey of nearly 1,000 nursing homes in the U.S. found little consistency across facilities of policies implemented to prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs), according to a new study presented at the 43rd Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in ...More
    June 10, 2016 Posted in News
  • 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
    May 25, 2016 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