urinary tract infection

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urinary tract infection

[‚yu̇r·ə‚ner·ē ′trakt in‚fek·shən]
(medicine)
An inflammatory process occurring in the kidney, ureter, bladder, or adjacent structures that occurs when microorganisms (usually Escherichia coli) enter through the urethra.
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Risk factors for uncomplicated urinary infection differ in post-menopausal women versus younger women (see Table 3).
Treatment of kidney stones are both medical and surgical depending on the size, location, degree of symptoms and presence or absence of urinary infection and obstruction, he said.
Drinking cranberry juice can block urinary infections by binding to bacteria so they can't stick to the urinary tact walls and spread infection.
19.Gonzalez EH, PErez FZ, Arroyo MM, M Valdez Fernandez Epidemiologic, Clinical and Microbiological Characteristics of Nosocomial Urinary Infection in the Spinal Cord Lesioned Patient Actas Urol Esp.
[28] Zhanel GG, Nicolle LE, Harding GKM, and the Manitoba Diabetic Urinary Infection Study Group.
The most effective strategies for preventing urinary infection in patients with urinary catheters is to avoid unneeded urinary catheterization and to remove urinary catheters as soon as they are not necessary.
Well, just imagine going to the hospital and being "given" a urinary infection? As a patient, you might already be in pain and generally feeling like road kill, adding to that a urinary infection just seems like insult to injury.
Many studies have shown that the identification and treatment of bacterial vaginosis and urinary infection reduces the presentation of preterm delivery, and premature rupture of fetal membranes (27,28), and Herrera et al.
But more importantly, make sure your young teen is treated for what she really has, whether it's a urinary infection or a sexually transmitted one.