News-Medical.Net Urinary Tract Infection News Feed
Clinician re-examines evidence on re-use of catheters and UTIs in people with spinal cord injuries
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:58:44 -0500
People with spinal cord injuries rely on catheters to empty their bladder. When a well-respected publication concluded that catheters could be reused without an increased risk of infection, it didn't sit right with a Vancouver clinician and researcher.
National health collaborative efforts can help reduce infection rates in nursing homes
Tue, 05 Dec 2017 19:32:00 -0500
Each year, 150,000 U.S. nursing home residents will receive a urinary catheter--half of whom will develop a catheter-associated urinary tract infection.
Common factors that could change your PSA test results
Sat, 28 Oct 2017 04:35:15 -0500
Most men in their 50s, who face an increasing risk of prostate cancer as they age, are familiar with the common screening exam known as the prostate specific antigen (PSA) test. But many are less familiar with how the test works and why different factors, such as prescription medications and infections, can influence the test results.
Study: Patients with intellectual disability more likely to hospitalized for potentially preventable conditions
Fri, 06 Oct 2017 13:01:15 -0500
People with intellectual disabilities are five times more likely to be admitted to hospital with potentially preventable conditions, new research shows.
Drinking plenty of water may reduce risk of UTIs in women prone to infection
Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:21:10 -0500
Drinking an additional three pints of water a day may keep the urinary tract infection (UTI) away - at least for women who are prone - suggests a study being presented at IDWeek 2017.
First-ever treatment for Merkel cell carcinoma receives approval in Japan
Wed, 27 Sep 2017 09:22:41 -0500
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and Pfizer Inc. today announced that the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare (MHLW) has approved BAVENCIO (avelumab, genetically recombinant Injection 200mg/mL for intravenous use) as the first and only treatment indicated for curatively unresectable Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), a rare and aggressive cancer, in Japan.
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria work together to cause infection, research suggests
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 21:17:13 -0500
What's worse than getting exposed to a kind of bacteria that modern antibiotics can't kill? Getting exposed to more than one - because they may work together to cause an infection, new research suggests.
New drug treatment linked to higher bladder compliance after spinal cord injury
Thu, 07 Sep 2017 20:06:16 -0500
Researchers have shown that compared to placebo, a drug treatment intended to prevent remodeling of the bladder wall and given within 48 hours after spinal cord injury (SCI) in dogs was associated with significantly higher bladder compliance.
Experts explore ways to improve safety of care for nursing home residents with dementia
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:50:43 -0500
By 2050, the number of people 65 and older with dementia in the United States is expected to nearly triple – from 5 million to more than 13 million – increasing the numbers in assisted living and nursing homes.
Investigators identify evidence-based recommendations to enhance patient's postoperative recovery
Tue, 08 Aug 2017 21:19:55 -0500
Collaborators in a new nationwide program for hospitals designed to improve the recovery of surgical patients have identified their first set of evidence-based recommendations: a care plan for colon and rectal surgical procedures.