Urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection which can happen anywhere along the urinary tract.
The urinary system consists of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. Depending upon the part that is infected, UTI’s are classified as -
- Cystitis- infection in the bladder
- Pyelonephritis- infection of one or both kidneys
- Urethritis- infection of the urethra, tube that empties urine from the bladder to the outside
Urinary tract infection is the second most common type of infection in the body. Owing to the female anatomy, women are more commonly affected by UTI than men. Shorter urethra and proximity of the urethral opening to the anus and vagina (sources of bacteria) make women more prone to UTI.
UTI's are caused by microbes, including fungi, viruses and bacteria. However, bacteria are the most common cause of UTI. Symptoms of urinary tract infection include painful and frequent urination, fever and flank pain. UTI is treated with antibiotics.
What is New in Urinary Tract Infection?
1. Sitting Too Much May Up Lower Urinary Tract SymptomsSitting for long periods and lack of physical activity can increase the risk of developing lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), reveals a new study. Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) can be prevented by reducing sitting time and promoting physical activity. Read More..
Latest Publications and Research on Urinary Tract InfectionHealth and functional status, health events, use of healthcare services and costs associated with overactive bladder among the medically complex vulnerable elderly in the US. - Published by PubMed
A causal model for the quality of nursing care in Thailand. - Published by PubMed
Atypical Presentation of IgA Nephropathy Mimicking Acute Pyelonephritis. - Published by PubMed
Non-invasive Neuromodulation of Spinal Cord Restores Lower Urinary Tract Function After Paralysis. - Published by PubMed
Metabolomics reveals immunomodulation as a possible mechanism for the antibiotic effect of Persicaria capitata (Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don) H.Gross. - Published by PubMed