UTIs (bladder infections) – The Call for Prevention

Diane K. Newman | September 03, 2019

I found a recent article in the New York Times (NYTs) about resistant UTIs1 to be timely and disturbing. It noted the New York City (NYC) Department of Health’s concern about drug-resistant UTIs and a new mobile phone app that gives prescribers access to a list of UTIs organisms and which drugs they are resistant to.  

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Diane K. Newman, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN is an Adjunct Professor of Urology in Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania and Co-Director of the Penn Center for Continence and Pelvic Health. She is the author of several books. The most recent is as lead editor of the 1st edition of the SUNA Core Curriculum for Urologic Nursing and of Clinical Application of Urologic Catheters, Devices and Products.

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Everyday Urology - Oncology Insights
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By Diane Newman, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN
Everyday Urology-Oncology Insights: Volume 1, Issue 4

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Miami, FL (UroToday.com) Dr. Jeffrey Weiss provided an update of the management of nocturia. Patients are oftentimes asked to fill out a 24-hour voiding diary but compliance in completing them is sometimes very difficult to obtain.
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