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Could an iron-grabbing molecule help prevent UTIs? New U-M vaccine shows promise in mice

Vaccinating mice with siderophores blocks E. coli growth in bladder & kidneys ...

What will it take to protect hospital patients from UTIs? National effort shows promise

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections drop in general hospital population after teams get training, checklists and data ...

Urinary Tract Infection: How Bacteria Nestle in

Almost every second woman suffers from a bladder infection at some point in her life. Also men are affected by cystitis, though less frequently. In eighty percent of the cases, it is caused by the intestinal bacterium E. coli. ... Full story

Urinary tract infections in childhood can affect blood pressure

In a unique Gothenburg study, women with renal damage caused by urinary tract infections in childhood have been followed 35 years after their first urinary tract infection. A new thesis from Sahlgrenska Academy shows that these women have higher blood pressure and reduced renal function in adulthood. ... Full story

New Study On Antibiotic Prescribing and Consumption for Urinary Tract Infections

NUI Galway researchers study the culture of antibiotic prescribing and consumption for Urinary Tract Infections and find the need for more dialogue among GPs and Patients ... Full story

BioDesign: Microfiber Pad to Improve Diagnostics and Treatment of Urinary Tract Infection in Infants and Elderly Patients

Hebrew University students develop micro-tubes that draw sterile urine samples using capillary forces in seconds ... Full story

Bacterium’s coiled anchor causes urinary tract infections

UCL and Birkbeck-led research reveals the flexible, coiled structure used by bacteria to anchor onto the lining of the urinary tract, which allows them to thrive and cause infections. Understanding this structure in atomic detail will help the development of new drugs to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs), say the scientists behind the study. ... Full story

The Medical Minute: Blood in the urine often an important warning sign

Blood in the urine can be a scary sight, yet it’s a symptom many people ignore until it is bad enough to land them in a hospital emergency department. ... Full story

Organic food and malformations in the urinary tract (hypospadias) in newborn boys

Women who ate organically produced food during pregnancy had halved likelihood of giving birth to a boy with hypospadias compared to women who never or seldom did so. ... Full story

A person’s diet, acidity of urine may affect susceptibility to UTIs

By Julia Evangelou Strait - The acidity of urine — as well as the presence of small molecules related to diet — may influence how well bacteria can grow in the urinary tract, a new study shows. The research, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, may have implications for treating urinary tract infections, which are among the most common bacterial infections worldwide. ... Full story

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