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Penn Study: Electronic Alerts Significantly Reduce Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections

Design of alerts crucial in achieving benefits for patients ...

Researchers Identify Potential Risk Factors for Urinary Tract Infections in Young Girls

Winston-Salem, N.C. – Young girls with an intense, red, itchy rash on their outer genital organs may be at increased risk ...

St. Michael’s clinical trial tests possible HIV prevention drug

By Geoff Koehler - it’s often said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. ... Full story

Study debunks common misconception that urine is sterile

Bacterial differences found in urine of healthy women and women with overactive bladder ... Full story

Painkillers may decrease susceptibility to recurring urinary infections

By Michael C. Purdy - Women plagued by repeated urinary tract infections may be able to prevent the infections with help from over-the-counter painkillers, new research in mice shows. ... Full story

Breakthrough NIH study will have major implications for treating pediatric UTIs

New findings by the Children’s Hospital of Michigan - Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Chief of Pediatric Nephrology and Wayne State University School of Medicine Pediatrics Professor Dr. Tej K. Mattoo and a national team of researchers – was published this week in the authoritative New England Journal of Medicine – are likely to change the way pediatricians manage troublesome urinary tract infections in millions of American children. They are also likely to change the current guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics on renal imaging after first urinary tract infection in young children. ... Full story

Drug pair cuts children’s urinary infections up to 80 percent

NIH study yields first clinical evidence validating common practice ... Full story

A Way to End Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections? Study Gives Hope

(SALT LAKE CITY)—Millions of people worldwide – mostly women – suffer from recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) that seriously degrade their health and quality of life. Antibiotics treat individual infections, but preventing recurrent ones largely has been unattainable because of the way bacteria lodge in the inner layers of the bladder and quietly hide from drugs that can kill them. ... Full story

Botulinum toxin may be used to ease urinary incontinence disorders if conservative treatment fails

Botulinum toxin preparations, such as Botox, have rapidly become a viable treatment option for urinary urge incontinence disorders, say experts from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) in a new Scientific Impact Paper launched today. ... Full story

Dance and virtual reality: a promising treatment for urinary incontinence in elderly women

Virtual reality, dance and fun are not the first things that come to mind when we think of treating urinary incontinence in senior women. ... Full story

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