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Health Tip: Spotting Signs of Urinary Tract Infection

Posted 1 day 21 hours ago by Drugs.com

-- A urinary tract infection (UTI) occurs when bacteria become prolific in the bladder, kidneys or elsewhere in the urinary tract. The National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse says symptoms of UTI may include: A burning sensation during urination. The frequent need to urinate, though often passing little urine. Pain in the side below the ribs or in the back. Bloody or cloudy urine that may have a bad odor. Chills or fever. Read more

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Study Casts Doubt on Use of Common Antibiotic for UTIs in Women

Posted 2 days 18 hours ago by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 – The antibiotic most commonly prescribed for bladder and other urinary tract infections, nitrofurantoin, may not be the most effective option, new research suggests. More than 25 percent of older adults have reduced kidney function, and bladder infections are a common complaint. Doctors often turn to nitrofurantoin to treat these and other urinary tract infections (UTIs), but concerns have been raised about the ability of the drug to reach the urinary tract and target bacteria that causes bladder infections, especially in those with poor kidney function. The new Canadian research was led by Dr. Amit Garg, a nephrologist at Western University in London, Ontario. His team compared the benefits of nitrofurantoin to the effectiveness of other commonly used antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin ("Cipro") and norfloxicin. The study, published recently in the Canadian ... Read more

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Can You Skip Antibiotics for Urinary Tract Infection?

Posted 4 Jun 2013 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, June 4 – Some women with symptoms of a urinary tract infection may be able to skip the antibiotics typically prescribed and have their symptoms improve or clear, according to a new Dutch study. "In healthy people, many mild infections can be cured spontaneously," said study leader Dr. Bart Knottnerus, a researcher at the Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam. A U.S. expert, however, had a number of cautions about the findings, including the small number of women studied. For the research, published May 31 in the journal BMC Family Practice, Knottnerus recruited women from 20 general medical practices in and around the Netherlands from 2006 to 2008. Women who had contacted their doctor complaining of frequent urination, painful urination or both were asked if they would be willing to delay antibiotics – but only if their symptoms had been present for no longer ... Read more

Related support groups: Urinary Tract Infection, Bladder Infection, Kidney Infections, Prevention of Bladder infection, Cystitis Prophylaxis, Pyelonephritis

New Antibiotic for Bladder Infection Disappoints in Trial

Posted 7 Feb 2012 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Feb. 7 – New antibiotics are needed to help treat bladder infections, but the drug cefpodoxime, once thought promising, doesn't appear to be up to the task, a new study indicates. Bladder infections, more common in women than men, are usually treated with a short course of antibiotics. But overuse of mainstay medications, such as ciprofloxacin, has led to increasing rates of antibiotic resistance. "We do have antibiotics to treat bladder infections, but due to increasing rates of resistance, we wanted to see if this other drug [cefpodoxime] was comparable to the gold standard, but it wasn't," said Dr. Thomas Hooton, a professor of clinical medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. "It didn't perform as well as we thought it should to be considered a ciprofloxacin alternative," he said. "This drug should not be considered a first-line treatment of bladder ... Read more

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