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  2. 2. Definition . A urinary tract infection is an infection that begins in your urinary system. Your urinary system is composed of the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. . Any part of your urinary system can become infected, but most infections involve the lower urinary tract — the bladder and the urethra. . Women are at greater risk of developing a urinary tract infection than men. A urinary tract infection limited to your bladder can be painful and annoying. . However, serious consequences can occur if a urinary tract infection spreads to your kidneys.
  3. 3. What Is a Urinary Tract Infection? About half of women will get a urinary tract infection or UTI at some point in life. It happens when germs infect the system that carries urine out of your body -- the kidneys, bladder, and the tubes that connect them. Bladder infections are common and usually not serious if treated promptly. But if the infection spreads to the kidneys, it can cause more serious illness.
  4. 4. Signs and Symptoms Urinary tract infections don't always cause signs and symptoms, but when they do they can include: A strong, persistent urge to urinate A burning sensation when urinating Passing frequent, small amounts of urine Urine that appears cloudy Urine that appears bright pink or cola colored — a sign of blood in the urine Strong-smelling urine Pelvic pain, in women Rectal pain, in men
  5. 5. UTI Symptoms: Kidney Infection An untreated bladder infection can spread to the kidneys. Signs of this include: •Pain on either side of the lower back •Fever and chills •Nausea and vomiting
  6. 6. UTIs in Infants Babies occasionally develop UTIs, but they can't tell you what they feel. Here are some signs to watch for: •An unexplained fever •Strange-smelling urine •Poor appetite or vomiting •Fussy behavior It's vital to treat a baby's UTI quickly to prevent kidney damage. Promptly changing a dirty diaper can help prevent bladder infections. And of course, wipe from front to back whenever changing a baby's diaper.
  7. 7. Types of Urinary Tract Infection. Each type of urinary tract infection may result in more-specific signs and symptoms, depending on which part of your urinary tract is infected. Part of urinary tract affected Signs and symptoms Kidneys (acute pyelonephritis) Upper back and side (flank) pain High fever Shaking and chills Nausea Vomiting Bladder (cystitis) Pelvic pressure Lower abdomen discomfort Frequent, painful urination Blood in urine Urethra (urethritis) Burning with urination
  8. 8. When to see a doctor ? Make an appointment with your doctor if you have signs and symptoms that worry you.
  9. 9. Tests and diagnosis Tests and procedures used to diagnose urinary tract infections include: Analyzing a urine sample. Your doctor may ask you to turn in a urine sample that will be analyzed in a laboratory to determine if pus, red blood cells or bacteria are present. To avoid potential contamination of the sample, you may be instructed to first wipe your genital area with an antiseptic pad and to collect the urine midstream. Growing urinary tract bacteria in a lab. Laboratory analysis of the urine is sometimes followed by a urine culture — a test that uses your urine sample to grow bacteria in a lab. This test tells your doctor what bacteria are causing your infection and which medications will be most effective. conti….
  10. 10. Creating images of your urinary tract. If your doctor suspects that an abnormality in your urinary tract is causing frequent infections, you may undergo tests to create images of your urinary tract using ultrasound or computerized tomography (CT). Another test called an intravenous urinary pyelogram uses X-rays to create images. During this test, a dye is injected into a vein in your arm and X-rays are taken of your urinary tract. The dye highlights your bladder and urethra and allows your doctor to determine if you have any abnormalities that slow urine from leaving your body. Using a scope to see inside your bladder. If you have recurrent urinary tract infections, your doctor may use a long, thin tube with a lens (cystoscope) to see inside your urethra and bladder. The cystoscope is inserted in your urethra and passed through to your bladder. This procedure is called cystoscopy.
  11. 11. Causes The most common urinary tract infections occur mainly in women and affect the bladder and urethra. Infection of the bladder (cystitis) is usually caused by Escherichia coli (E. coli), a species of bacteria commonly found in the gastrointestinal tract. Sexual intercourse may lead to cystitis, but you don't have to be sexually active to develop it. All women are susceptible to cystitis because of their anatomy — specifically, the close proximity of the urethra to the anus and the short distance from the urethral opening to the bladder. Infection of the urethra (urethritis) can occur when gastrointestinal bacteria spread from the anus to the urethra. In addition, because of the female urethra's proximity to the vagina, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as herpes, gonorrhea and chlamydia, also are possible causes of urethritis.
  12. 12. Risk factors Some people appear to be more likely than are others to develop urinary tract infections. Risk factors include: •Being female. Urinary tract infections are very common in women, and many women will experience more than one. A key reason is their anatomy. Women have a shorter urethra, which cuts down on the distance bacteria must travel to reach the bladder. •Being sexually active. Women who are sexually active tend to have more urinary tract infections than women who aren't sexually active. •Using certain types of birth control. Women who use diaphragms for birth control also may be at higher risk, as may women who use spermicidal agents. •Undergoing menopause. After menopause, urinary tract infections may become more common because the lack of estrogen causes changes in the urinary tract that make it more vulnerable to infection. •Having urinary tract abnormalities. Babies born with urinary tract abnormalities that don't allow urine to leave the body or cause urine to back up in the urethra have an increased risk of urinary tract infections. conti…..
  13. 13. •Having blockages in the urinary tract. Kidney stones or an enlarged prostate can trap urine in the bladder and increase the risk of urinary tract infection. •Having a suppressed immune system. Diabetes and other diseases that impair the immune system — the body's defense against germs — can increase the risk of urinary tract infections. •Using a catheter to urinate. People who can't urinate on their own and use a tube (catheter) to urinate have an increased risk of urinary tract infections. This may include people who are hospitalized, people with neurological problems that make it difficult to control their ability to urinate and people who are paralyzed.
  14. 14. Complications •When treated promptly and properly, urinary tract infections rarely lead to complications. But left untreated, a urinary tract infection can become something more serious than merely a set of uncomfortable symptoms. •Untreated urinary tract infections can lead to acute or chronic kidney infections (pyelonephritis), which could permanently damage your kidneys. Urinary tract infections may be overlooked or mistaken for other conditions in older adults. Young children also have an increased risk of kidney infections. Pregnant women who have urinary tract infections may have an increased risk of delivering low birth weight or premature infants. •Women who experience three or more urinary tract infections are likely to continue experiencing them.
  15. 15. Prevention Take these steps to reduce your risk of urinary tract infections: Drink plenty of liquids, especially water. Drinking water helps dilute your urine and ensures that you'll urinate more frequently — allowing bacteria to be flushed from your urinary tract before an infection can begin. Wipe from front to back. Doing so after urinating and after a bowel movement helps prevent bacteria in the anal region from spreading to the vagina and urethra. Empty your bladder soon after intercourse. Also, drink a full glass of water to help flush bacteria. Avoid potentially irritating feminine products. Using deodorant sprays or other feminine products, such as douches and powders, in the genital area can irritate the urethra.
  16. 16. Treatments and drugs Antibiotics are typically used to treat urinary tract infections. Which drugs are prescribed and for how long depend on your health condition and the type of bacterium found in your urine. Simple infection Drugs commonly recommended for simple urinary tract infections include: Sulfamethoxazole- trimethoprim (Co-trimoxazole)., Amoxicillin, Nitrofurantoin Ampicillin Ciprofloxacin. Levofloxacin.
  17. 17. Frequent infections If you experience frequent urinary tract infections, your doctor may recommend a longer course of antibiotic treatment or a program with short courses of antibiotics at the outset of your urinary symptoms. Your doctor may also recommend taking home urine tests, in which you dip a test stick into a urine sample. For infections related to sexual activity, your doctor may recommend taking a single dose of antibiotic after sexual intercourse. If you're postmenopausal, your doctor may recommend vaginal estrogen therapy to minimize your chance of recurrent urinary tract infections.
  18. 18. Severe infection For severe urinary tract infections, hospitalization and treatment with intravenous antibiotics may be necessary. Alternative medicine Cranberry juice There's some indication, though it hasn't been proved, that cranberry juice may have infection-fighting properties and drinking cranberry juice daily may help prevent urinary tract infections. Studies have shown the greatest effect in women who have frequent urinary tract infections. Studies involving children and older adults have had mixed results.
  19. 19. Lifestyle and home remedies Urinary tract infections can be painful, but you can take steps to ease your discomfort until antibiotics clear the infection. Follow these tips: Drink plenty of water to dilute your urine and help flush out bacteria. Avoid drinks that may irritate your bladder. Avoid coffee, alcohol, and soft drinks containing citrus juices and caffeine until your infection has cleared. They can irritate your bladder and tend to aggravate your frequent or urgent need to urinate. Use a heating pad. Apply a warm, but not hot, heating pad to your abdomen to minimize bladder pressure or discomfort
  20. 20. Nursing Management -Advice To drink more fluid Keep perineum clean and dry In female clan the perineum from front to back Empty bladder soon after intercourse Avoid use any chemical products If any burning micturation or dysuria consult a doctor as early as possible If needed administer antibiotic as per order If catheterization needed use strict aseptic precaution Give catheter care for catheterized patient If prolonged catheterized patient give bladder wash
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