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urinary

 [u´rĭ-ner″e]
1. pertaining to urine.
2. containing or secreting urine.
urinary tract infection (UTI) infection in the urinary tract; types are named for the part of the tract involved, such as urethritis, cystitis, ureteritis, pyelonephritis, and glomerulonephritis. It is more common in women than in men because of the relative shortness of the female urethra. Men over the age of 50 are more susceptible because of enlargement of the prostate and urinary stasis. Symptoms include dysuria, malaise, nausea, urinary frequency and urgency, and nocturia. There also may be a feeling of suprapubic fullness not relieved by urination. If the infection is higher in the urinary tract, in the ureters or kidney, there can be lower back pain or genital pain.



Factors that contribute to infection of the urinary tract include structural defects and systemic disorders that interfere with the free flow of urine. Examples include congenital disorders, neuromuscular disease or spinal cord injury, and renal stones. Infectious agents that cause sexually transmitted diseases can also invade the urinary tract. Moreover, urinary tract infection is a constant threat and a major cause of morbidity in patients with indwelling catheters.

Antimicrobial drugs are prescribed for treatment of urinary tract infection. Some drugs such as trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole combinations (Bactrim or Septra), or kanamycin, can be given in a single dose, while others may be prescribed in one- to three-day doses or over a longer period of time.
Patient Care. Prevention of recurrence is a major goal in the care of patients with UTI. Increased intake of fluids is encouraged to increase the force of the stream of urine and facilitate removal of microorganisms and debris. Patients are taught to urinate at first urge rather than postponing emptying the bladder. Women should know that it is important to keep the perineal area clean and that all wiping motions should be from front to back to avoid transporting fecal bacteria to the urinary meatus. Any vaginitis should be treated promptly and effectively to reduce the risk of spreading infection from the vagina to the urinary tract.



Other measures are related to control or management of underlying systemic or structural disorders, meticulous catheter care for patients with an indwelling catheter, and prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

u·ri·nar·y

(yūr'i-nār'ē),
Relating to urine.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

urinary

(yo͝or′ə-nĕr′ē)
adj.
1. Of or relating to urine, its production, function, or excretion.
2. Of or relating to the organs involved in the formation and excretion of urine.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

ur·i·nar·y

(yūr'i-nar-ē)
Relating to urine.
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Patient discussion about urinary

Q. Can you treat urinary incontinence by only making exercise of circular muscles? I heard the exercise help but dont know if it is enough by itself.

A. This technique you have mentioned is called "bio-feedback" and it helps many people with urinary incontinence, by raising your awareness to muscles in your body you don't usually pay attention to, thus making you able to control them better. I do not think this is an only way to treat incontinence, however with the addition of the proper medications you can find this very helpful.

Q. What foods or liquids, juices, proteins, fruits, are good for Male Prostate or Urinary Frequency? I am 53 YO Male with exessive urinary frequency. Is there a fruit, food, drink, pill, mojo, that would help me with this problem? I am talking about urinating 3 to 4 times every night, and or while watching TV, every hour or so. No pain, yet, an occacional after drip that is very anoying. Perhaps I have a prostate problem and should consuld with my Urologist. Yet, before I go there, does anyone know of something I can eat or drink to fix or aleviate this problem?

A. Thanks for the heads-up. One of my issues is that I LOVE coffee, thus, reducing my daily consumption of 2-3 cups could be a problem.

Q. How to prevent getting a bladder infection? I am worried about getting another bladder infection like I just had now. I am during my second trimester. How can I avoid getting it again?

A. drink more cranberry juice,its 100% natural, and wont harm the baby in anyway.

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Tube cystotomy provides an alternative surgical treatment to urethrotomy techniques used to manage urinary obstructions in ruminants and long term outcome of urethrotomy techniques is reported to be poor (Vanweeren et al, 1987).
Urinary obstruction of the transplanted kidney caused by uterine leiomyoma is an extremely rare condition.
Percutaneous nephrostomy (PCN) catheter insertion was first described by Goodwin et al5 in 1955 as an emergency procedure to relieve urinary obstruction. Subsequently, the safety and efficacy of this procedure has been established using a variety of different imaging modalities including various combinations of computed tomography (CT), fluoroscopy, and ultrasound.
Congenital deformities of the urinary tract, such as urinary obstruction, represent 40% of these causes among children," senior nephrology consultant Dr Bajes Hamad explained.
" In some cases, there is excruciating pain due to urinary obstruction. Most such blocks might cause nausea, vomiting or back pain.
Survival time and period of catheterization in patients treated with percutaneous nephrostomy for urinary obstruction due to malignancy.
For example, declining quality of life for patients with uncontrolled prostate cancer (metastati can mainfest as pain, bleeding, urinary obstruction and fatigue and, shortened life expectancy.) The message is to anticipate a change in functioning after prostate cancer therapy but work to achieve cancer control when necessary despite these issues.
If large enough, a RSH can lead to compression of ureters and the bladder with the consequence of urinary obstruction and hydronephrosis.
(3.) Johnston JH: Vesical diverticula without urinary obstruction in childhood.
This rare type of pyelonephritis is usually associated with urinary obstruction, previous ineffective antibiotics, calculus disease and chronic infection [10].
Besides the surgical risks--which, one might argue, are low--continence surgery may lead to new symptoms of urinary dysfunction, such as urinary obstruction or new-onset urge incontinence.