Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Nonantibiotic prophylaxis can benefit recurrent UTI

(HealthDay)—Various nonantibiotic prophylaxis options are available, some of which may be beneficial for adults with recurrent urinary tract infections, according to a review and meta-analysis published in the December ...

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Estrogen a new weapon against urinary tract infection in menopause

(Medical Xpress)—Estrogen stimulates the production of the body's own antibiotic and strengthens the cells in the urinary tract, according to a new study from Karolinska Institutet. The results, which are published in the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Could adaptable bacteria cause repeat urinary tract infections?

(HealthDay)—Women suffering from recurring urinary tract infections may carry a particularly hearty strain of E. coli bacteria that flourishes in both the gut and the bladder, and can migrate back and forth despite repeated ...

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Discovery helps mice beat urinary tract infections

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found new clues to why some urinary tract infections recur persistently after multiple rounds of treatment.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study examines new treatment for recurrent urinary tract infections

Urinary tract infections are common in women, costing an estimated $2.5 billion per year to treat in 2000 in the United States alone. These infections frequently recur, affecting 2 to 3 percent of all women. A depletion ...