Self-catheterization as a first-line treatment at the Emergency department

November 10, 2020

Patients with acute urinary retention are commonly given an indwelling catheter, thereby increasing risk of infection when compared to intermittent catheterization. A hospital in UK changed its practice and now uses self-catheterization as first-line management for patients presenting with acute urinary retention at the emergency department.

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Topics: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Catheter-associated UTI (CAUTI), Bladder dysfunction, Intermittent Catheterization

Antibiotics resistance in UTIs

June 3, 2020

Antibiotics are one of our most powerful tools for fighting life-threatening infections and their discovery has transformed human and animal health. However, antibiotic resistance (the ability of germs to defeat the drugs designed to kill them) is one of the greatest global public health challenges of our time.

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Topics: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Science Article

The real risk factors for severe, febrile UTIs in SCI patients

May 13, 2020

In the current article the risk profiles are defined for frequent and/or severe febrile UTIs requiring hospital treatment. From the results obtained in this study a basic strategy for treatment of symptomatic infections is formulated.

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Topics: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Catheter-associated UTI (CAUTI)

Which bladder management method is best for Urinary Tract Infection prevention

April 14, 2020

Given the great variability in the definitions used to diagnose Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), this review will aid in providing an overview of the joint clinical evidence between the different bladder management methods with regard to UTI risk.

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Topics: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Catheter-associated UTI (CAUTI), Bladder management, Intermittent Catheterization

Science Alert: Using cranberry to prevent urinary tract infection (UTI) – an old remedy with new clinical evidence

January 2, 2018

The Cochrane review from 2013 by Jepson et al. 2013 was unable to recommend cranberry juice to prevent urinary tract infection (UTI). They furthermore identified a lack of evidence for the efficacy of other cranberry preparations (such as powders). New studies are, however, continuously added to the total weight of clinical evidence and the latest examples suggest that there may be benefits in this traditional remedy.

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Topics: Science Alert, Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)