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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922625/infections-in-the-spinal-cord-injured-population-a-systematic-review
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L Y Garcia-Arguello, J C O'Horo, A Farrell, R Blakney, M R Sohail, C T Evans, N Safdar
STUDY DESIGN: Spinal cord injury (SCI) patients are an increasing population due to recent military conflicts. SCI patients are at an increased risk of infection, but the epidemiology management and prevention strategies for these infections are unclear. OBJECTIVE: To review the incidence, microbiology and management of pneumonia, skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI), urinary tract infections (UTI) and bloodstream infections in the SCI population via literature review...
December 6, 2016: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898456/the-role-of-nonantibiotic-treatment-of-community-acquired-urinary-tract-infections
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Elisabetta Costantini, Konstantinos Giannitsas, Ester Illiano
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To summarize evidence on the efficacy of nonantibiotic treatments in the prevention of recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs). The need for antibiotic-free regimens seems to be imperative given the worldwide rates of resistance of uropathogens to available antibiotics. RECENT FINDINGS: In the recently published literature, cranberry products and probiotics are the focus of research. They both seem to be effective in preventing recurrent UTIs compared with placebo, but their benefit becomes less clear when they are compared with antibiotics...
November 24, 2016: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891788/association-between-antibiotic-use-among-pregnant-women-with-urinary-tract-infections-in-the-first-trimester-and-birth-defects-national-birth-defects-prevention-study-1997-to-2011
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Elizabeth C Ailes, Suzanne M Gilboa, Simerpal K Gill, Cheryl S Broussard, Krista S Crider, Robert J Berry, Tonia C Carter, Charlotte A Hobbs, Julia D Interrante, Jennita Reefhuis
BACKGROUND: Previous studies noted associations between birth defects and some antibiotics (e.g., nitrofurantoin, sulfonamides) but not others (e.g., penicillins). It is unclear if previous findings were due to antibiotic use, infections, or chance. To control for potential confounding by indication, we examined associations between antibiotic use and birth defects, among women reporting urinary tract infections (UTIs). METHODS: The National Birth Defects Prevention Study is a multi-site, population-based case-control study...
November 2016: Birth Defects Research. Part A, Clinical and Molecular Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888411/to-screen-or-not-to-screen-for-vesicoureteral-reflux-in-children-with-ureteropelvic-junction-obstruction-a-systematic-review
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Marcus Weitz, Maria Schmidt
: Ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) and vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) are the most common uropathies. The co-occurrence of both anomalies has led to the practice of screening for VUR in children with UPJO to prevent deterioration of kidney function due to renal scarring following urinary tract infections (UTIs). We determined the prevalence of VUR in children with UPJO for a critical assessment of VUR screening by voiding cystourethrography (VCUG). A systematic search strategy in MEDLINE, EMBASE, and CENTRAL was carried out for all articles that included VCUG, and renal scintigraphy or any other appropriate imaging technique for the diagnosis of UPJO...
November 25, 2016: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878110/discontinuation-of-antimicrobial-prophylaxis-ap-in-children-with-spina-bifida-a-case-series-analysis
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Kevin G Couloures, Michael Anderson, Michael Machiorlatti, Olivera Marsenic, Lawrence Opas
BACKGROUND: Spina bifida increases the risk for urinary tract infections (UTI). Antimicrobial prophylaxis (AP) reduces symptomatic UTI's but selects resistant organisms. Measures to ensure regular and complete emptying of the bladder combined with treatment of constipation reduce the risk for UTI. OBJECTIVES: Demonstrate that close adherence to a catheterization regimen in children with spina bifida (Selective Treatment - ST) reduces the need for antimicrobial prophylaxis...
September 2016: Nephro-urology Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866177/cranberries-for-preventing-recurrent-urinary-tract-infections-in-uncircumcised-boys
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Kong-Sang Wan, Chih-Kuang Liu, Wen-Kai Lee, Ming-Chung Ko, Che-Sheng Huang
Background • Highly concentrated cranberry juice has long been considered to have protective properties against urinary tract infections (UTIs), on the basis of its content of cranberry proanthocyanidins, with A-type interflavan bonds. Objective • This study intended to evaluate the benefits of a highly concentrated cranberry juice for the prevention of repeated episodes of UTI in uncircumcised boys. Design • The study was a randomized, controlled trial. Setting • The study took place at Taipei City Hospital, Renai and Zhongxing Branches (Taipei City, Taiwan)...
November 2016: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850819/1183-effectiveness-of-a-prevention-bundle-to-reduce-catheter-associated-uti-in-trauma-patients
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Jonathan Hecht, Mitchell Daley, Athena Hobbs, Katherine Shea, Caroline Burger, Lawrence Brown, Thomas Coopwood, Carlos Brown
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848095/endemic-bladder-calculi-in-children
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Neveen A Soliman, S Adibul Hasan Rizvi
Urinary calculi are being recognized more frequently in children and the urinary bladder is the most common site for stone formation in the lower urinary tract. Bladder calculi are grouped into three basic categories: primary idiopathic/endemic, secondary, and migrant. The incidence of vesical calculi has declined significantly in the last 70 years in developed nations owing to improvements in nutrition and socioeconomic conditions, but it is still high in developing nations. Primary idiopathic/endemic bladder calculi typically occur in children, in the absence of urinary tract infection (UTI), urinary stasis, or foreign body, and diet lacking in animal proteins is the major contributor factor...
November 15, 2016: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821778/siderophore-vaccine-conjugates-protect-against-uropathogenic-escherichia-coli-urinary-tract-infection
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Laura A Mike, Sara N Smith, Christopher A Sumner, Kathryn A Eaton, Harry L T Mobley
Uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) is the primary cause of uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTIs). Whereas most infections are isolated cases, 1 in 40 women experience recurrent UTIs. The rise in antibiotic resistance has complicated the management of chronic UTIs and necessitates new preventative strategies. Currently, no UTI vaccines are approved for use in the United States, and the development of a highly effective vaccine remains elusive. Here, we have pursued a strategy for eliciting protective immunity by vaccinating with small molecules required for pathogenesis, rather than proteins or peptides...
November 22, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819162/evaluation-of-abnormal-radiological-findings-in-children-aged-2-to-36-months-followed-by-recurrent-urinary-tract-infection-a-retrospective-study
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Cinar Ozen, Pelin Ertan, Feray Aras, Gul Gumuser, Mine Ozkol, Gonul Horasan Dinc
Our aim is to determine the rational usage of imaging techniques in order to prevent or minimize permanent renal damage in recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs). This study was enrolled children aged between 2 and 36 months, following-up with the diagnosis of recurrent UTI. All children had ultrasonography (USG) and dimercaptosuccinic acid scanning, 39 of them had underwent on voiding cystourethrography. There were 133 children (87 girls, 46 boys) with the mean age of 32.82 ± 38.10 months included into the study...
November 6, 2016: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813195/open-label-feasibility-study-evaluating-d-mannose-combined-with-home-based-monitoring-of-suspected-urinary-tract-infections-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Véronique Phé, Mahreen Pakzad, Collette Haslam, Gwen Gonzales, Carmel Curtis, Bernadette Porter, Jeremy Chataway, Jalesh N Panicker
OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility of using D-mannose, a natural food supplement, in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) reporting recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) as a preventative. METHODS: A single-center, open-label, feasibility study enrolled patients with MS, using and not using urinary catheters, experiencing recurrent UTIs (≥3/year or ≥2/6 months). Participants were given D-mannose powder 1.5 grams twice daily for 16-weeks and were instructed to monitor suspected UTIs at home using urine dipsticks...
November 4, 2016: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798558/a-mucosal-imprint-left-by-prior-escherichia-coli-bladder-infection-sensitizes-to-recurrent-disease
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Valerie P O'Brien, Thomas J Hannan, Lu Yu, Jonathan Livny, Elisha D O Roberson, Drew J Schwartz, Spenser Souza, Cathy L Mendelsohn, Marco Colonna, Amanda L Lewis, Scott J Hultgren
Recurrent bacterial infections are a significant burden worldwide, and prior history of infection is often a significant risk factor for developing new infections. For urinary tract infection (UTI), a history of two or more episodes is an independent risk factor for acute infection. However, mechanistic knowledge of UTI pathogenesis has come almost exclusively from studies in naive mice. Here we show that, in mice, an initial Escherichia coli UTI, whether chronic or self-limiting, leaves a long-lasting molecular imprint on the bladder tissue that alters the pathophysiology of subsequent infections, affecting host susceptibility and disease outcome...
October 31, 2016: Nature Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787564/effect-of-cranberry-capsules-on-bacteriuria-plus-pyuria-among-older-women-in-nursing-homes-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Manisha Juthani-Mehta, Peter H Van Ness, Luann Bianco, Andrea Rink, Sabina Rubeck, Sandra Ginter, Stephanie Argraves, Peter Charpentier, Denise Acampora, Mark Trentalange, Vincent Quagliarello, Peter Peduzzi
Importance: Bacteriuria plus pyuria is highly prevalent among older women living in nursing homes. Cranberry capsules are an understudied, nonantimicrobial prevention strategy used in this population. Objective: To test the effect of 2 oral cranberry capsules once a day on presence of bacteriuria plus pyuria among women residing in nursing homes. Design, Setting, and Participants: Double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled efficacy trial with stratification by nursing home and involving 185 English-speaking women aged 65 years or older, with or without bacteriuria plus pyuria at baseline, residing in 21 nursing homes located within 50 miles (80 km) of New Haven, Connecticut (August 24, 2012-October 26, 2015)...
November 8, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785466/taking-the-sting-out-of-ureteral-obstruction
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Jack Crozier, Ivan Aw, Philip Huang Min Tan, David Clarke
Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) is diagnosed in ∼1% of children. The main goal of treatment is preservation of renal function by preventing recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI) refractory to antibiotic therapy. Surgical treatment options include endoscopic injection or ureteral reimplantation. Subureteral Teflon (polytetrafluoroethylene) injection (STING) is an endoscopic treatment option no longer in common practice. Use of Teflon is no longer advised because of a number of documented complications secondary to local and distant migration of injected material...
2016: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785437/are-antibiotics-necessary-during-routine-cystoscopic-stent-removal
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Joel E Abbott, Allison Han, Michelle McDonald, Charlie Lakin, Roger L Sur
BACKGROUND: The 2008 American Urological Association (AUA) Best Practice Statement on antimicrobial prophylaxis states that prophylaxis is not warranted for subjects with normal risk profile undergoing cystourethroscopy unless manipulation such as ureteral stent removal is performed. To date no studies have specifically assessed the need for antimicrobial prophylaxis during cystoscopic ureteral stent removal. We sought to determine the risk of infectious complications following cystoscopic stent removal with and without antimicrobial prophylaxis...
October 2016: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774521/fluoroquinolone-resistant-escherichia-coli-infections-after-transrectal-biopsy-of-the-prostate-in-the-veterans-affairs-healthcare-system
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Elie A Saade, Nuntra Suwantarat, Trina F Zabarsky, Brigid Wilson, Curtis J Donskey
BACKGROUND: Recent reports suggest that infections due to fluoroquinolone-resistant Escherichia coli (E. coli) are an increasingly common complication of transrectal biopsy of the prostate (TBP) in the United States. A better understanding of the magnitude and scope of these infections is needed to guide prevention efforts. Our objective is to determine whether the incidence of infections due to fluoroquinolone-resistant E. coli after TBP has increased nationwide in the Veterans Affairs Health Care System and to identify risk factors for infection...
2016: Pathogens & Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773797/exploring-the-effect-and-mechanism-of-hibiscus-sabdariffa-on-urinary-tract-infection-and-experimental-renal-inflammation
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Shun-Ting Chou, Hsin-Yi Lo, Chia-Cheng Li, Lu-Chen Cheng, Pei-Chi Chou, Yu-Chen Lee, Tin-Yun Ho, Chien-Yun Hsiang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Hibiscus sabdariffa Linn., also known as roselle, is used in folk medicine as an anti-inflammatory agent. Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common problem in long-term care facilities. However, effects of roselle on UTI and renal inflammation remained to be analyzed. AIM: Here we surveyed the effect of roselle drink on the prevention of UTI in long-term care facilities and analyzed the anti-inflammatory potential of roselle on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced renal inflammation in mice...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765580/comparison-of-different-antibiotic-protocols-for-asymptomatic-bacteriuria-in-patients-with-neurogenic-bladder-treated-with-botulinum-toxin-a
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Ana Claudia Paradella, André Ferraz de Arruda Musegante, Carlos Brites
Intravesical botulinum toxin A (BoNTA) injection has been widely used for the treatment of detrusor overactivity in patients with neurogenic bladder due to spinal cord injury who do not respond to conventional treatment. There is no consensus about antibiotic prophylaxis for this procedure. We conducted a retrospective analysis of medical records of adult patients with spinal cord injury who underwent detrusor BoNTA injection between January of 2007 and December of 2013 in a rehabilitation hospital. Occurrence of symptomatic urinary tract infection (UTI) was assessed in 3 groups in accordance with their use of antibiotics (prophylactic dosage, 3 days, more than 3 days) for the treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria...
October 18, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761778/antibiotic-resistance-in-pediatric-urinary-tract-infections
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REVIEW
Jeremy S Stultz, Christopher D Doern, Emily Godbout
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a common problem in pediatric patients. Resistance to common antibiotic agents appears to be increasing over time, although resistance rates may vary based on geographic region or country. Prior antibiotic exposure is a pertinent risk factor for acquiring resistant organisms during a first UTI and recurrent UTI. Judicious prescribing of antibiotics for common pediatric conditions is needed to prevent additional resistance from occurring. Complex pediatric patients with histories of hospitalizations, prior antibiotic exposure, and recurrent UTIs are also at high risk for acquiring UTIs due to extended spectrum beta-lactamase-producing organisms...
December 2016: Current Infectious Disease Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755545/burden-of-six-healthcare-associated-infections-on-european-population-health-estimating-incidence-based-disability-adjusted-life-years-through-a-population-prevalence-based-modelling-study
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Alessandro Cassini, Diamantis Plachouras, Tim Eckmanns, Muna Abu Sin, Hans-Peter Blank, Tanja Ducomble, Sebastian Haller, Thomas Harder, Anja Klingeberg, Madlen Sixtensson, Edward Velasco, Bettina Weiß, Piotr Kramarz, Dominique L Monnet, Mirjam E Kretzschmar, Carl Suetens
BACKGROUND: Estimating the burden of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) compared to other communicable diseases is an ongoing challenge given the need for good quality data on the incidence of these infections and the involved comorbidities. Based on the methodology of the Burden of Communicable Diseases in Europe (BCoDE) project and 2011-2012 data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) point prevalence survey (PPS) of HAIs and antimicrobial use in European acute care hospitals, we estimated the burden of six common HAIs...
October 2016: PLoS Medicine
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