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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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