UTIs

Combatting UTIs with juice and good labs

Combatting UTIs with juice and good labs

Here's the good news: A juice may reduce the incidences of urinary tract infections in nursing home residents by up to 50%. That has huge implications for a problem that plagues seniors, not to mention clinical staff.

Cranberry capsules might prevent UTIs

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Female long-term care residents at a high risk for urinary tract infections who took cranberry capsules twice a day substantially lowered their risk, according to a new study.

Topical estrogen could help senior care providers scale back antibiotics for recurring UTIs, researchers find

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Topical estrogen treatments are an effective replacement for antibiotics in preventing urinary tract infections in older women, recently published research suggests.

Type 2 diabetics more likely to develop UTIs, research finds

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People with type 2 diabetes are more likely than non-diabetics to develop urinary tract infections, a British study recently found.

New Jersey to implement standardized forms for nursing home and hospital transfers

New Jersey will become the first state to require the use of a standardized form when a nursing home resident is transferred to a hospital, or when a resident is moved to a long-term care facility from the hospital.

CMS issues final rule on Medicaid payments for preventable injuries and illness

CMS issues final rule on Medicaid payments for preventable injuries and illness

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a final rule Wednesday that will reduce or prohibit Medicaid payments to doctors, hospitals or other healthcare providers for services that resulted in preventable healthcare-acquired illness or injury.