Urinary tract infection

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  • Urinary Tract Infection Paper

    An infection that involves the urethra, uterus, kidney and bladder is considered to be a urinary tract infection, or UTI (CDC, 2015). Normally, bacteria do not live in those areas, but if the bacterium does come in contact with those areas, an infection will occur. Symptoms of a urinary tract infection include burning sensations, pain in the lower abdomen, an increase in the frequency of urination and occasionally bloody urine. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a thin tube that is placed in the bladder to drain urine is known as a urinary catheter. When a urinary catheter is placed in the bladder, the urine channels through the tube in a bag that then collects the urine. “Urinary catheters may be used if you are not able to urinate on your own, to measure the amount of urine that is made, during and after some types of surgery and during some tests of the kidneys and bladder” (CDC, 2015, 3 Paragraph). If a urinary catheter is present, bacteria can travel alongside the catheter and infect the bladder or kidneys, which is known as a catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) (CDC,…

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  • Urinary Tract Infection

    Urinary Tract Infections “About 50% of women and 12% of men will have a urinary tract infection (UTI) at some time in their lives” (Richards, 2008).UTIs are the second particular type of infection. The bladder contains urine that is sterile. The urinary system compromise of the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. The urinary system removes filtered liquid waste and urine. UTIs can occurs any area along the urinary tract. UTIs can be classified as lower and upper depending on the area of the…

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  • Urinary Tract Infection: A Case Study

    Introduction For many centuries, cranberries have been the focus of interest owing to their beneficial effects in preventing Urinary Tract Infections (UTI). Cranberry juice has been used to treat UTI by natives of North America since 1683 (Dan et al, 2004). American Indians used the berries to treat kidney and bladder ailments, calm nerves and draw poison from arrow wounds. American mariners and whalers consumed cranberries to deter scurvy while on voyages in high seas (Yu, 2011). The term…

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  • Urinary Tract Infections

    Urinary Tract Infections Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are very common problem and about five percent of all visits to primary care physicians are for UTI. Approximately 40 percent of women and 12 percent of men will experience at least one symptomatic urinary tract infection during their lifetime. Symptoms of a urinary tract infection? UTIs can present with pain in your abdomen and pelvic area and may make you feel like emptying your bladder more often. You may even try to urinate…

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  • Urinary Tract Infections Essay

    in the urinary tract. This is just from my general knowledge however, I did some more research for not just this essay but for my own knowledge as well. I found that there are 10 tips to preventing Urinary Tract Infections. (1) “Let the genital area breath. That means to wear loose fitting pants.” (2) “Opt for pads rather than tampons. Tampons can increase the risk of an UTI.” (3) “Don 't douche.” No perfumed products near the lady bits. (4) “Choose showers over baths. To…

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  • Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection

    Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are problematic for many hospitals. They add up to forty percent of the reported nosocomial infections and are considered the most common (Elpern, 2016). Every year The Joint Commissions produces a goals list in which establishes areas that require improvement within the health care system. In the most current edition of 2016, the article acknowledges this issue and speaks about how we can decrease the number by employing evidence-based…

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  • Urinary Tract Infection Essay On UTI

    Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) 24% of the most women suffer from the first UTI , in between the ages of 18-24 and 1 in 2 women will experience a UTI in their life time. A woman has frequent UTI three or more in a year should ask the doctor for the treatment options that available. Urinary Tract Infection happened in male and females but more common in females. Why in women? Because women have urethra or lined with sphincter muscle shorter than man. When a bacterium gets into the urine and gets in…

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  • Healthcare Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI)

    Background and Significance of the Problem Healthcare associated infections (HAIs) is a group of infections that patients get from receiving invasive procedures, devices, treatments, or simply from other patients while they stay in the hospitals. HAIs is a major problem in public health that can prolong the length of hospital stay, increase the rate of morbidity and mortality and create a significant financial burden on healthcare system (Arefian, Vogel, Kwetkat, & Hartmann, 2016; Zimlichman et…

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  • Room 24: Urinary Tract Infection

    Pathophysiology Room 24, a 79 year-old widowed African American woman, presented September 23, 2016, to Lynchburg General Hospital with a chief complaint of abdominal pain, urinary frequency, burning sensation, and confusion. Upon arrival at the hospital, Room 24 was accompanied by a family member due to her inability to be awarelack of awareness of to her surroundings, as well as the increase in episodes of “wandering and getting lost” as stated by Room 24’s caregiver. She entered the hospital…

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  • Urinary Tract Infection Report

    Mary Robins, a pediatric urologist and the mother of a 4 year old discusses about the long queue outside her clinic frequently. Parents bring their children mostly ranging between 5 to 8 years of age, with the cases of dysfunctional voiding. This is the situation when there is a sudden onset of pee and poop accident. Most of these cases can be related to the children who were potty trained before 3 years of age, or who trained themselves at their own will- as state the parents. “There is an…

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