HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Help for women's urinary tract infections

Ann Arbor---Women with common urinary tract infections can safely get the same diagnosis and prescription over the phone as they would from a visit to their doctor, leading to identical relief with far less hassle and cost, a new study finds.

And, the research concludes, managed care insurance systems that set a single guideline for treating the painful but uncomplicated condition can standardize care, eliminate unnecessary tests and minimize the risk of antibiotic resistance while giving patients quicker treatment.

The study is published in the June issue of the American Journal of Medicine by researchers from the University of Michigan Health System and several medical organizations in Washington state. The results are based on a two-year study of more than 3,800 women aged 18 to 55.

"If our guideline was widely implemented, millions of women would get faster and equally effective help through a telephone conversation with a nurse and a three-day course of antibiotics, while saving vast amounts of time and money wasted on urine tests and doctor visits," says lead author Sanjay Saint, M.D., M.P.H., lecturer in the UMHS Department of Internal Medicine.

Uncomplicated urinary tract infection, a bacteria-caused ailment also known as cystitis, plagues up to half of all women during their lives, resulting in an estimated 7 million office visits each year and costing the nation $1 billion a year to treat. Many women are all too familiar with the disease's irritating symptoms---an overwhelming urge to urinate frequently, burning sensations and even bleeding during urination, and accompanying abdominal and back pain.

Many women have also experienced inconsistent treatment of cystitis from doctor to doctor and region to region. Despite its wide prevalence and the availability of inexpensive antibiotic treatments, physicians don't all treat cystitis the same way. The result is unnecessary office visits, excess lab tests including urine cultures, an
'"/>

Contact: Kara Gavin
kegavin@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan
25-Jun-1999


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Marital strain increases womens risk of death, heart disease
2. Wine keeps womens hearts beating healthily
3. Testosterone improves womens sex lives
4. Family history predicts young womens risk of stroke
5. Womens health research registry aims to improve womens health for future generations
6. Substance use, social stress compromise pregnant womens immune system
7. NIH asks participants in womens health initiative estrogen-alone study to stop study pills
8. Bar characteristics, womens behavior in bars tied to their risk for bar-related aggression
9. Study shows womens medication use higher than expected
10. Single session can improve womens feelings about their bodies, study finds
11. High cholesterol elevates womens risk of stroke death

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Help for women urinary tract infections

(Date:11/22/2014)... 2014 Discount-Dress.com is an important ... firm is to increase the company’s online market share by ... selection of bridesmaid dresses and announced a bridesmaid dress promotion ... until Dec. 30, 2014. All the dresses from this company ... , In fact, Discount-Dress.com is very good at manufacturing wedding ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... York, New York (PRWEB) November 22, 2014 ... of power morcellators ( http://www.morcellatorlawsuit2015.com ) in minimally-invasive ... 450 new signatures since the end of October, Bernstein ... had signed the petition as of November 21st, 2014. ... 31st, when 86,042 supporters had signed on to the ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... Lipitor lawsuits ( http://www.lipitorlawsuitcenter.com/ ) that ... developed Type 2 diabetes due to its use continue ... underway in U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, ... litigation will convene its next Status Conference on December ... Counsel for Plaintiffs and Defendants to meet and confer, ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) November 22, 2014 ... Kitchen Innovations are pleased to announce that Ashley ... the Thanksgiving #PayItForward contest. , Ms. Lombardo entered ... from Kitchen Innovations. She wrote of how her friend ... young daughters as a single mom. Despite medical bills ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... (PRWEB) November 22, 2014 Developers and plugin ... new plugin entitled FCPX 3D Model bringing the impossible to ... Model allows users to add obj files to FCPX enabling ... Studios. “Blurring the line between professional and armature, FCPX 3D ... Pixel Film Studios allows Final Cut Pro X users to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Bridesmaid Dresses Introduced by Famous Company Discount-Dress.com For The New Year 2015 2Health News:Power Morcellator Petition Gains More than 450 Signatures Since October, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Power Morcellator Petition Gains More than 450 Signatures Since October, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Power Morcellator Petition Gains More than 450 Signatures Since October, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Lipitor Lawsuit Conference Scheduled for December, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Lipitor Lawsuit Conference Scheduled for December, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Forbes Living TV Announces Winner of Thanksgiving #PayItForward Contest 2Health News:Pixel Film Studios released FCPX 3D Model plugin Exclusively for Final Cut Pro X 2
(Date:11/21/2014)...  Abaxis, Inc. (NasdaqGS: ABAX ), a ... the medical, research, and veterinary markets worldwide and providing ... in the United States , announced ... acquire 100% of QCR & Trio Diagnostics Limited, a ... The transaction closed on November 17, 2014. ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... Nov. 21, 2014 Clementia ... Medicines Agency (EMA) has granted Orphan Medicinal ... product candidate, for the treatment of fibrodysplasia ... severely disabling genetic disease characterized by painful, ... and new abnormal bone formation. This process, ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... , Nov. 20, 2014  Market research firm Kalorama information ... of The Buy, in the medical device industry.  The ... devices will produce just 3% growth this year, which ... acquisitions of product lines and entrance by acquisition into ... of medical devices, The Global Market for Medical ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Abaxis Acquires UK-based Distribution Organization 2Abaxis Acquires UK-based Distribution Organization 3Abaxis Acquires UK-based Distribution Organization 4Clementia Pharmaceuticals Receives EMA Orphan Medicinal Product Designation for Palovarotene for the Treatment of Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva 2Clementia Pharmaceuticals Receives EMA Orphan Medicinal Product Designation for Palovarotene for the Treatment of Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva 3Kalorama: 2014 The "Year of The Buy" in Medical Device Industry 2
Cached News: