Articles related to URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS (UTIs)
Clinical Risk Scores May Help Facilitate Empiric Antibiotic Treatment for cUTI
Clinical risk scores, as highlighted in a recent study, may provide a valuable tool for physicians in optimizing antibiotic treatment strategies for adult outpatients with cUTIs.
Internal Medicine August 9th 2023
Most Uncomplicated UTIs Not Treated According to IDSA Guidance, Study Finds
Find out more about the concerning trend in the treatment of uncomplicated UTIs at emergency departments, and discover why so many patients may not be receiving the IDSA-recommended treatment.
Emergency Medicine July 20th 2023
A Myth No More: Cranberry Products Can Prevent Urinary Tract Infections for Women
As published in Cochrane Reviews, cranberry products reduce the risk of repeat symptomatic UTIs in women by more than a quarter. In children and individuals susceptible to UTI following medical interventions, the risk reduction is greater than 50%.
Family Medicine/General Practice May 3rd 2023
Urinary Antiseptic Noninferior to Antibiotics for Recurrent UTI Prevention in Women
This study randomly assigned participants to receive daily, low-dose antibiotic prophylaxis (n=120) or methenamine hippurate (n=120) for 12 months. Treatment allocation was not masked, and crossover between arms was permitted. The primary clinical outcome measure was the incidence of symptomatic, antibiotic-treated UTI episodes reported by participants over the treatment period. The urinary antiseptic methenamine hippurate was found to be noninferior to prophylactic antibiotics in preventing urinary tract infections (UTIs) in women who had them repeatedly. Results were published March 9 by The British Medical Journal (BMJ).
Obstetrics & Gynecology March 22nd 2022