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Urinary Tract Infection – News

Does Coffee Help You Live Longer?

A new HealthBeat message from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) features a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, finding that “Coffee drinkers have a lower risk of dying from heart disease, . . . → Read More: Does Coffee Help You Live Longer?

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Cranberry Products Do Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections, New Study Suggests

According to a new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, a journal of the American Medical Association, use of cranberry-containing products (especially cranberry juice) does appear to help prevent urinary tract infections in some individuals — particularly . . . → Read More: Cranberry Products Do Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections, New Study Suggests

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Private Hospital ICU Rooms Found to Reduce Infection Rate Significantly

Patients in Hospital Intensive Care Units (ICU) often acquire infections, imposing a heavy human and financial burden. A new study published January 10, 2011 in the Archives of Internal Medicine found and documented that private rooms in hospital intensive . . . → Read More: Private Hospital ICU Rooms Found to Reduce Infection Rate Significantly

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Overview of Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary Tract Infection, MedlinePlus, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. This is the place to start for an overview and links to further information on urinary tract infection (UTI), and . . . → Read More: Overview of Urinary Tract Infection

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Urinary Tract Infection in Adults

Introductory information, including causes, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, recurrence, and prevention of UTI. »View Info

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Urinary Tract Infections in Women

Urinary Tract Infections in Women, FamilyDoctor.org. Good basic introduction to the causes, symptoms, treatment and tips on prevention of urinary tract infections in women. Women are far more likely than men to get urinary tract infections. »View Info

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Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci May Cause Severe UTI Infection

Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Because of its drug-resistance, VRE is one of the most serious types of bacteria that . . . → Read More: Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci May Cause Severe UTI Infection

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Older Americans and Urinary Tract Infection

Aging in the Know: Infectious Diseases; Urinary Tract Infection, American Geriatric Society’s Foundation for Health in Aging. ”Urinary tract infection is one of the most common clinical illnesses among older adults, affecting more than 10% of older adults each . . . → Read More: Older Americans and Urinary Tract Infection

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Cleveland Clinic Discusses Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI), Cleveland Clinic. “Urinary tract infections are common and become increasingly more so as one ages. Most infections are readily diagnosed and treated but if ignored and left untreated, they can progress to create serious health . . . → Read More: Cleveland Clinic Discusses Urinary Tract Infection

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Mayo Clinic Discusses Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary tract infection, MayoClinic.com. Notes that one of the risk factors for UTI in women is aging, because “after menopause, … tissues of the vagina, urethra and the base of the bladder become thinner and more fragile due to . . . → Read More: Mayo Clinic Discusses Urinary Tract Infection

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Urinary Frequency

Urinary Frequency, freeMD, Interactive Medical Library, linked on MedlinePlus, National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health. An online video on urinary frequency, which can be a symptom of urinary tract infection. »View Info

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How is UTI Diagnosed?

What are the Symptoms of UTI? And How is UTI Diagnosed? National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. »View Info

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Blood in Urine

Blood in urine (hematuria), MayoClinic.com. Blood in urine, which may tinge the urine red or cola color or may not be visible except under a microscope, is one of the potential symptoms of urinary tract infection (UTI). Other symptoms . . . → Read More: Blood in Urine

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Urinary Tract Infections: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Testing

Urinary Tract Infections: Symptoms and Diagnosis & Testing, Cleveland Clinic. Describes symptoms and links to an explanation of diagnosis and testing. »View Info

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Painful Urination

Painful Urination, FamilyDoctor.org. A painful burning feeling when you urinate is often a sign of a urinary tract infection. »View Info

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What is a Urinalysis?

Urinalysis, LabTestsOnline.org, website of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry. Urinalysis (lab testing of a urine sample) is the primary and first diagnostic test for urinary tract infection. This site gives information on how urinalysis is used, when it . . . → Read More: What is a Urinalysis?

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What is a Urine Culture?

Urine culture, a related test normally ordered along with urinalysis, when symptoms indicate the possibility of a urinary tract infection. »View Info

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How Cranberry Juice Can Prevent Urinary Tract Infections

How Cranberry Juice Can Prevent Urinary Tract Infections, ScienceDaily, July 25, 2008. Reports on findings of a study done by Worcester Polytechnic Institute, supporting the common wisdom that cranberry juice can help prevent urinary tract infections (UTI). The study . . . → Read More: How Cranberry Juice Can Prevent Urinary Tract Infections

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Urinary Tract Infections What You Need to Know

Urinary Tract Infections What You Need to Know: How can I prevent more UTIs?National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Lists daily habits that help avoid . . . → Read More: Urinary Tract Infections What You Need to Know

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Guideline for Prevention of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections

Guideline for Prevention of Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Some 66% to 86% of urinary tract infections (UTI) follow urinary catheterization. This article outlines recommended procedures and . . . → Read More: Guideline for Prevention of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections

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Cranberry Juice Effective to Prevent Urinary Tract Infection in Women

Cranberry juice for prophylaxis of urinary tract infections–conclusions from clinical experience and research, Centers for Nephrology/Dialysis, Lindau and Weinheim, Germany, Abstract of scientific study published on PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, finding cranberry juice . . . → Read More: Cranberry Juice Effective to Prevent Urinary Tract Infection in Women

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UTI Vaccine

Is there a vaccine to prevent recurrent UTIs? National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Refers to research being conducted, and points to further resources. »View . . . → Read More: UTI Vaccine

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Urinary Tract Infection: Treatment Discussion

How is UTI Treated? National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. »View Info

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How is UTI Treated?

How is UTI treated? MedicineNet.com. List and links to additional information on some of the drugs most commonly used to treat urinary tract infections (UTI). Link to additional information on treatments for more serious, recurring UTI’s suffered by some . . . → Read More: How is UTI Treated?

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Urinary Tract Infection Treatment and Drugs

Urinary Tract Infections: Treatments and Drugs, MayoClinic.com. Basic introduction to the treatments for UTI, with a list of four of the antibiotics commonly used to treat uncomplicated UTI’s. »View Info

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Antibiotics: Use Them Wisely

Antibiotics: Use them wisely, MayoClinic.com. Antibiotics work only against bacteria, not against virus. Overuse or incorrect use of antibiotics leads to antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria, a serious health risk. Here is what you can do. »View . . . → Read More: Antibiotics: Use Them Wisely

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Mayo Clinic Discusses How Antibiotics Can Cause Diarrhea

Antibiotic-associated diarrhea, by the Mayo Clinic. A discussion of how antibiotics can cause diarrhea, colitis and C-Dif, a very difficult to cure extreme diarrhea. This is an important reason to beware of treating UTI’s with overuse of antibiotics. »View . . . → Read More: Mayo Clinic Discusses How Antibiotics Can Cause Diarrhea

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Changes in Elderly Behavior May Indicate Onset of a UTI

A Place for Mom, Inc. Makes the point that the most apparent symptom of onset of a urinary tract infection (UTI) in the elderly is a rather sudden change in behavior. Confusion, extreme irritability, incontinence, or not being able . . . → Read More: Changes in Elderly Behavior May Indicate Onset of a UTI

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Incontinence in the Elderly: What a Caregiver Should Know

Incontinence in the Elderly: What a Caregiver Should Know, NBC Los Angeles/ Health. Discusses the common problem of incontinence among the elderly, and its incidence, causes, diagnosis and treatments. Makes the important point that urinary incontinence can cause urinary . . . → Read More: Incontinence in the Elderly: What a Caregiver Should Know

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Facts About Urinary Tract Infection That Caregivers Should Know

Urinary Tract Infection Can Lead to Serious Problems in the Elderly, Extension.org, an educational partnership of 74 universities in the United States. Facts about urinary tract infections in the elderly that caregivers should know, including: “Urinary tract infections are . . . → Read More: Facts About Urinary Tract Infection That Caregivers Should Know

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Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) in Alzheimer’s Disease

Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) in Alzheimer’s Disease, About.com. Discusses the symptoms of urinary tract infection in the elderly, a significant problem for patients with Alzheimer’s disease. It is important that the caregiver be able to recognize the . . . → Read More: Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) in Alzheimer’s Disease

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Tips for Family Caregivers on Dealing With Delusional Behavior

Deal With Delusions and Dementia; Tips for Family Caregivers on Dealing With Delusional Behavior, Suite101.com. Tips for the caregiver of a senior with dementia who begins to exhibit delusional behavior. The first step is to rule out any physical . . . → Read More: Tips for Family Caregivers on Dealing With Delusional Behavior

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