Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hospital infections declining in Canada

There is good news on the infection front: infections acquired by patients in Canadian hospitals are declining, with a 30% reduction between 2009 and 2017, according to new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Physicians slow to use effective new antibiotics against superbugs

New, more effective antibiotics are being prescribed in only about a quarter of infections by carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), a family of the world's most intractable drug-resistant bacteria, according to an ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UTI discovery may lead to new treatments

Sufferers of recurring urinary tract infections (UTIs) could expect more effective treatments thanks to University of Queensland-led research.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Better tests needed for urinary tract infections

Doctors urgently need a fast and accurate test for diagnosing urinary tract infections (UTIs) to reduce overprescribing of antibiotics, according to health researchers.

Diabetes

SGLT-2 inhibitor use not linked to increased risk for UTI events

(HealthDay)—Initiation of therapy with sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors for type 2 diabetes mellitus is not associated with an increased risk for urinary tract infection (UTI) events compared with initiation ...

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