Antibiotics resistance in UTIs

July 17 2020

Antibiotics are one of our most powerful tools for fighting life-threatening infections and their discovery has transformed human and animal health. However, antibiotic resistance (the ability of germs to defeat the drugs designed to kill them) is one of the greatest global public health challenges of our time.

Bacteria and fungi do not have to be resistant to every antibiotic to be dangerous. Resistance to even one antibiotic can mean serious problems. Antibiotic-resistant infections that require the use of second and third-line treatments harm patients and prolong care and recovery, sometimes for months. Healthcare providers may need to treat these infections with antibiotics that have serious side effects, such as organ failure.

The rise of antimicrobial resistance in uropathogens has complicated the management of urinary tract infections (UTIs), particularly in patients who are afflicted by recurrent episodes of UTIs.

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Topics: UTI

The real risk factors for severe, febrile UTIs in SCI patients

July 10 2020

In the current article the risk profiles are defined for frequent and/or severe febrile UTIs requiring hospital treatment. From the results obtained in this study a basic strategy for treatment of symptomatic infections is formulated.

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Topics: UTI, Urinary Tract Infection

Which bladder management method is best for Urinary Tract Infection prevention

May 15 2020

Given the great variability in the definitions used to diagnose Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), this review will aid in providing an overview of the joint clinical evidence between the different bladder management methods with regard to UTI risk.

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Topics: UTI, ISC, Self-catheterisation, CIC, CAUTI

96% of SCI patients at risk of UTI – can this be avoided?

February 7 2020

This is the first study performed in Nepal to identify the rate of intermittent catheterisation (ISC) continuation after a rehabilitation program, among individuals with spinal cord injuries (SCI). 

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Topics: UTI, ISC, Spinal Cord Injury, Urinary Tract Infection

Introducing Wellspect Wizard

November 27 2019

A new and convenient way to view LoFric clinical evidence.

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Topics: UTI, ISC, Catheterisation, Scientific Papers, Clinical Studies