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2012-06-21 02:05:05

A potential new approach for treating urinary tract infections (UTIs) – which affect millions of people annually – without traditional antibiotics is being reported in ACS' Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. It involves so-called FimH antagonists, which are non-antibiotic compounds and would not contribute to the growing problem of antibiotic resistance bacteria. Beat Ernst and colleagues explain that antibiotics are the mainstay treatment for UTIs. Bacteria, however, are...

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2010-11-12 11:22:14

Study sheds light on what E. coli genes are doing inside the body during infection Urinary tract infections are a painful, recurring problem for millions of women. They are also getting more dangerous as bacteria develop resistance to the most common treatments. Scientists from the University of Michigan have moved one step closer to a vaccine that could prevent a majority of urinary tract infections, which are caused by E. coli bacteria. Using a genetic technique rarely used to look at...

2010-09-09 00:58:11

Genetically closely related skin bacteria that have developed resistance to several different antibiotics and that can cause intractable care-related infections are found and seem to be spreading within and between hospitals in Sweden Genetically closely related skin bacteria that have developed resistance to several different antibiotics and that can cause intractable care-related infections are found and seem to be spreading within and between hospitals in Sweden. This is established by...

2010-01-20 17:38:20

McGill researcher discovers strong evidence of link between eating contaminated chicken and the E. coli that cause urinary tract infection Chicken sold in supermarkets, restaurants and other outlets may place young women at risk of urinary tract infections (UTI), McGill researcher Amee Manges has discovered. Samples taken in the Montreal area between 2005 and 2007, in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada and the University of Guelph, provide strong new evidence that E. coli...

2008-11-20 18:04:16

Half of all women will develop a urinary tract infection, or UTI, in their lifetimes, a U.S. expert says. The annoying, but easy-to-treat, ailment occurs when a bacterial infection flares up in the urinary tract, says Dr. Philippe Zimmern, a urologist at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Women should seek treatment immediately after symptoms are detected, Zimmern says. Symptoms of a UTI can include frequent and urgent urges to urinate, sharp pain during urination and...

2007-11-10 06:00:08

By Albrecht, Uwe Goos, Karl-Heinz; Schneider, Berthold Key words: Lower urinary tract infections - UTI - Relapses - Tropaeoli majoris herba - Armoraciae rusticanae radix ABSTRACT Objectives: The aim of this study was to verify the efficacy and safety of a herbal medicinal product containing Tropaeoli majoris herba and Armoraciae rusticanae radix in the prophylactic treatment of chronically recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs), and to test whether the medicinal product decreases the...

2007-05-16 03:00:11

By Jackson, Misti A Treatment and management of uncomplicated, lower urinary tract infections in adult females is unique in comparison to other patient populations. In this article, best practices and evidence-based research for treating a urinary tract infection in this group of patients are examined. A typical case of a female client in an outpatient urology setting is compared to recommendations in the literature. Interventions in the scenario are examined against available guidelines,...


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