Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hospital admissions not related to COVID-19 fell in early 2020

(HealthDay)—Non-COVID-19 hospital admissions decreased considerably with the onset of COVID-19, with declines generally similar across patient demographic subgroups from February to April 2020, according to a report published ...

Medical research

Antibiotic resistance: cheap diagnostic test could be a saviour

With the world's attention focused on combating COVID-19, it is easy to forget the other significant threat to public health and the global economy—the rapid rise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Yet the problem has not ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Non-invasive biomarkers to diagnose infant urinary tract obstruction

One in every 500 babies is born with a condition called ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO), an obstruction of the ureter that prevents urine from flowing from one or both of the kidneys into the bladder. Usually diagnosed ...

Medical research

Recurrent UTIs linked to hidden reservoir

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) frequently recur due to bacteria constructing safe havens within the host. While infection is frequently caused by uropathogenic Escherichia coli that originates in the gut, little is known ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How the body fights off urinary tract infections

Some people are better protected than others against urinary tract infections. This may be because their bodies produce more of a protein called uromodulin. An interdisciplinary research team has now found out exactly how ...

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