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Tough-to-Treat UTIs More Likely to Recur

Posted 12 Nov 2018 by

MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 – If your urinary tract infection isn't responding to antibiotics, you could be headed for a fast relapse, researchers say. In a new study of 151 adults with antibiotic-resistant UTIs, investigators found that these patients were more likely to have a relapse within a week and were more likely to be prescribed an incorrect antibiotic than a comparison group of patients with ...

Drinking Enough Water Could Be Key to Avoiding UTIs

Posted 1 Oct 2018 by

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 – Women plagued by recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) may look no farther than their kitchen tap for relief, a new study suggests. Researchers found that women who drank plenty of water had a significant reduction in their odds for a recurrence of the common infections. "This study provides convincing evidence that increased daily intake of water can reduce frequent ...

Strain of E. Coli Spread From Poultry to People, Study Suggests

Posted 31 Aug 2018 by

THURSDAY, Aug. 30, 2018 – An E. coli strain found in fresh chicken and turkey products can cause serious urinary tract infections (UTIs) in people, researchers say. For the study, investigators analyzed chicken, turkey and pork purchased from every major grocery chain in Flagstaff, Ariz. They also collected and analyzed urine and blood samples taken from patients at Flagstaff Medical Center. E. ...

Health Tip: Keep Your Bladder Healthier

Posted 20 Aug 2018 by

-- Each day, adults pass about 1.5 quarts of urine through the bladder, the National Institute on Aging says. Keeping your bladder healthy can help prevent infection and incontinence, which tend to become more common as you age, the agency says. It suggests: Drink plenty of fluids, especially water. Most people should drink at least six 8-ounce glasses each day. Limit alcohol and caffeine. Quit ...

Health Tip: Recognize Signs of a Urinary Tract Infection

Posted 2 Aug 2018 by

-- The urinary system is the body's way to rid itself of wastes and extra water. But the urinary tract also is a common spot for infection (UTI). While anyone can develop a UTI, about four times as many women develop them as men, the U.S. National Library of Medicine says. You're also at higher risk if you have diabetes, a spinal cord injury or require a tube to empty your bladder. The agency ...

FDA Updates Warnings for Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics on Risks of Mental Health and Low Blood Sugar Adverse Reactions

Posted 10 Jul 2018 by

July 10, 2018 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today is requiring safety labeling changes for a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones to strengthen the warnings about the risks of mental health side effects and serious blood sugar disturbances, and make these warnings more consistent across the labeling for all fluoroquinolones taken by mouth or given by injection. “The use of f ...

Zemdri (plazomicin) Approved by FDA for the Treatment of Adults with Complicated Urinary Tract Infections (cUTI)

Posted 27 Jun 2018 by

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Achaogen, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing and commercializing innovative antibacterial agents to address multidrug resistant (MDR) gram-negative infections, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Zemdri (plazomicin) for adults with complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI), ...

Kidney Stones on the Rise Among Women

Posted 13 Feb 2018 by

TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 – Kidney stones are becoming more common, especially in women, new research has found. Better diagnostic tools could be part of the reason for the steady rise in diagnoses, according to Mayo Clinic researchers. By using CT scans, "we are now diagnosing symptomatic kidney stones that previously would have gone undiagnosed because they would not have been detected," lead ...

Hate UTIs? One Simple Step Can Cut the Risk

Posted 9 Oct 2017 by

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 ...

Did Your Urinary Infection Come From Undercooked Chicken?

Posted 9 Oct 2017 by

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 ...

Coming Soon: A Faster Test for Antibiotics Against UTIs?

Posted 4 Oct 2017 by

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 ...

8 Ways College Women Can Protect Their Health

Posted 11 Sep 2017 by

MONDAY, Sept. 11, 2017 – The start of college means it's time for young women to take charge of their health. Dr. Aparna Sridhar, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of California, Los Angeles, offers several tips in a university news release. Know your health status. Talk to your parents and your doctor to make sure you're up-to-date with health screenings, ...

Antibiotic Vabomere Approved For Certain Complicated Urinary Tract Infections

Posted 30 Aug 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 – The intravenous antibiotic Vabomere (meropenem and vaborbactam) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat certain complicated urinary tract infections, including the kidney infection pyelonephritis. "The FDA is committed to making new safe and effective antibacterial drugs available," said Dr. Edward Cox, director of the Office of ...

FDA Approves Vabomere (meropenem and vaborbactam) for Complicated Urinary Tract Infections

Posted 30 Aug 2017 by

August 29, 2017 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Vabomere for adults with complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI), including a type of kidney infection, pyelonephritis, caused by specific bacteria. Vabomere is a drug containing meropenem, an antibacterial, and vaborbactam, which inhibits certain types of resistance mechanisms used by bacteria. “The FDA is committed to m ...

Kidney Disease May Boost Odds of Infection

Posted 18 Aug 2017 by

FRIDAY, Aug. 18, 2017 – As kidney function declines, infection risk rises, a new study shows. Infections facing people with advanced kidney disease include lower respiratory tract disease, urinary tract infections and blood poisoning, researchers said. The findings were published Aug. 17 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. "Given the fact that chronic kidney disease ...

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