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Hate UTIs? One Simple Step Can Cut the Risk

Posted 9 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Oct. 9, 2017 – Drinking plenty of water each day may have an unexpected benefit – staving off urinary tract infections, a new study reports. Young women plagued by UTIs who drank an additional 6 cups of water each day were nearly half – 48 percent – as likely as a control group to have another infection, the study showed. The water group also reduced their use of antibiotics by roughly half – or 47 percent. What's more, the amount of time that passed before a woman's next UTI and between recurrent infections was longer in the water group than in the control group. Women are more prone to UTIs than men, partly due to their anatomy. A shorter urethra makes it easier for bacteria from rectum to enter the vagina and travel to the bladder. Study author Dr. Thomas Hooton said it's thought that increasing fluid intake decreases UTI risk in two ways: by preventing bacteria from ... Read more

Related support groups: Urinary Tract Infection, Bladder Infection, Prevention of Bladder infection, Candida Urinary Tract Infection, Cystitis Prophylaxis, Urinary Alkalinization, Urinary Acidification, Alkylating Agent Cystitis

Did Your Urinary Infection Come From Undercooked Chicken?

Posted 9 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Oct. 9, 2017 – Could ingesting undercooked poultry give you a urinary tract infection? Maybe. Although exactly how it might happen isn't clear, say researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who investigated a possible foodborne source of these common infections. Their interest was sparked by earlier Berkeley research suggesting a link between some drug-resistant UTI cases and a certain strain of E. coli bacteria. E. coli are a type of bacteria that live in the intestines of humans and animals. Most of these bugs are harmless. But some types of E. coli cause infection. In the worst cases, E. coli infection can lead to kidney failure and even death. Researchers used E. coli from meat products and urine samples from people with UTIs to look for a possible mechanism of transmission. "When we compared the ... Read more

Related support groups: Urinary Tract Infection, Bacterial Infection, Bladder Infection, Kidney Infections, Prevention of Bladder infection, Cystitis Prophylaxis, Urinary Alkalinization, Pyelonephritis, Urinary Acidification, Alkylating Agent Cystitis, Hemorrhagic Cystitis Prophylaxis

Coming Soon: A Faster Test for Antibiotics Against UTIs?

Posted 4 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 4, 2017 – Urinary tract infections (UTIs) plague millions of Americans each year. Now, researchers say they've developed a test that can tell in minutes whether or not a particular antibiotic can clear up the problem. The issue is an important one, doctors say, since many of the bacteria behind UTIs have grown resistant to certain antibiotics. And, left untreated, these infections can have serious effects, especially in the frail and elderly. "We live in an era of multidrug-resistant bacteria, so-called 'superbugs' that can cause life-threatening infections," said infectious disease specialist Dr. Sunil Sood, who reviewed the new study. "Modern molecular techniques to distinguish bacteria that are resistant from those that are susceptible to common antibiotics could be lifesaving," said Sood. He is chair of pediatrics at Northwell Health's Southside Hospital in Bay ... Read more

Related support groups: Urinary Tract Infection, Bactrim, Bladder Infection, Cipro, Ciprofloxacin, Trimethoprim, Sulfamethoxazole, Bactrim DS, Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim, Prevention of Bladder infection, Septra, SMZ-TMP DS, Ciprodex, Sulfatrim, Septra DS, Candida Urinary Tract Infection, Cotrimoxazole, Cystitis Prophylaxis, Polytrim, Polymyxin B/Trimethoprim

Antibiotic Resistance Common in Kids' Urinary Tract Infections

Posted 16 Mar 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2016 – Many kids who develop urinary tract infections tied to the E. coli bacteria are now failing to respond to antibiotic treatment, a new review warns. The culprit, according to the British researchers: Drug resistance, following years of over-prescribing and misusing antibiotics. "Antimicrobial resistance is an internationally recognized threat to health," noted study author Ashley Bryce, a doctoral fellow at the Center for Academic Primary Care at the University of Bristol in the U.K. And that threat is of particular concern among young patients, the authors said, given that E. coli-driven urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most common forms of pediatric bacterial infections. Young children are more vulnerable to complications including kidney scarring and kidney failure, so they require prompt, appropriate treatment, added Bryce and co-author ... Read more

Related support groups: Urinary Tract Infection, Amoxicillin, Bactrim, Bladder Infection, Augmentin, Trimethoprim, Kidney Infections, Bactrim DS, Amoxicillin/Clavulanate, Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim, Prevention of Bladder infection, Amoxil, Septra, SMZ-TMP DS, Prevpac, Sulfatrim, Septra DS, Cotrimoxazole, Cystitis Prophylaxis, Polytrim

Cranberry Juice for Urinary Tract Infection?

Posted 26 Feb 2016 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2016 – Contrary to popular belief, cranberry juice does not cure a urinary tract infection, a doctor says. Many people drink cranberry juice in an attempt to ease their symptoms, but it will do nothing to help them, said Dr. Timothy Boone, vice dean of the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Houston campus. "Cranberry juice, especially the juice concentrates you find at the grocery store, will not treat a UTI [urinary tract infection] or bladder infection," he said in a center news release. "It can offer more hydration and possibly wash bacteria from your body more effectively, but the active ingredient in cranberry is long gone by the time it reaches your bladder," Boone said. Each year, more than 3 million Americans have a urinary tract infection – an infection in any part of the urinary system, kidney, bladder or urethra, according to the news ... Read more

Related support groups: Urinary Tract Infection, Bladder Infection, Kidney Infections, Prevention of Bladder infection, Cranberry, Cystitis Prophylaxis, Azo-Cranberry, Pyelonephritis, Ellura, TheraCran, Alkylating Agent Cystitis, TheraCran HP

Risk of Bladder Cancer Rising for Workers in Many Industries

Posted 8 Oct 2015 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 – Despite efforts by lawmakers and manufacturers to protect workers and provide safe working environments, the risk of bladder cancer is still rising in certain industries, a new study finds. Most cases of this common form of cancer develop following exposure to carcinogens that are inhaled, ingested or come into contact with the skin, the researchers explained. Bladder cancer is also often tied to smoking or exposure to tobacco smoke, said a team led by James Catto, of the University of Sheffield in England. In the study, Catto's group reviewed data from 263 studies involving 31 million people worldwide. The new analysis revealed an increased risk of developing bladder cancer in 42 out of 61 occupational classes, and an increased risk of dying from bladder cancer in 16 out of 40 occupational classes. Those at greatest risk from the malignancy were workers ... Read more

Related support groups: Bladder Infection, Poisoning, Bladder Cancer, Toxic Reactions Incl Drug and Substance Abuse, Alkylating Agent Cystitis

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