Forte Medical News

Diagnosing UTIs is ‘a dog’s breakfast,’ and that’s affecting women

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.

Read this interesting news segment from CBC Radio.

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Trends in Urology & Men’s Health: solving the problem of contaminated urine samples

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.

£434 million spent on treating unplanned UTI admissions

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.”

Source:  Unplanned Admissions Consensus Committee – 2016 Updated Guide

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The Hippocratic Post: how to lower urine contamination

The Hippocratic Post is a widely read blog engine for GPs and other physicians. Our Peezy Midstream technology has been acknowledged as a credible method of reducing the huge variation in urine specimen quality. Read all about it here.

UTI responsible for 47% of Gram-negative blood infections

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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The magic that is urine: why reliable specimens matter.

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.