Symptoms of urinary tract infections can be acute and in many cases, very debilitating. The need for a protocol around the collection of urine specimens to correctly diagnose and treat is critical.
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Despite its importance, there is no standard for urine collection. In this article the author, Professor Frank Chinegwundoh, discusses the problem of inadequate samples and describes a collection system that can help. Visit the Jan-Feb issue of Trends in Urology & Men’s Health.
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It costs so little to put it right: “The NHS spent £434 million in 2013/14 on treating184,000 patients in unplanned admissions associated with a UTI. UTIs are the second-largest single group of healthcare-associated infections in the UK, accounting for 19.7% of all hospital acquired infections.”
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The report Preventing healthcare associated gram-negative bacterial blood infections was issued by Public Health England and NHS Improvement on 3rd May 2017. It cites untreated Urinary Tract Infections as responsible for 50% of Gram-negative blood infections of E-coli, which can lead to sepsis.
Treating UTI relies on accurate specimen collection as outlined by PHE England’s UK Standards for Microbiology Investigation of Urine 2017. Peezy Midstream is the only reliable way to deliver this standard.
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MAMA Academy is a leading charity that provides mothers and midwives with unbiased education, research and information around pregnancy and the arrival of the next generation. Forte Medical is delighted to feature in MAMA Academy’s latest news post about accurate antenatal screening; click the link and read all about the importance of reliable antenatal urine testing.