Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)



To compare the overall response (clinical and microbiologic combined response) for the treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infection in adult women.

Participant patient:

Female patients over 18 years of age with urinary symptoms attributable to a UTI.

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Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) refer to bacterial infections affecting the lower urinary tract, primarily the bladder and urethra, in individuals who do not have any structural or functional abnormalities in their urinary system. These infections are considered straightforward and typically do not involve complications or underlying medical conditions.


Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) are a common type of bacterial infection that can affect any part of the urinary system, including the bladder, urethra, ureters, and kidneys. When the infection is limited to the bladder and urethra and occurs in individuals without complicating factors, it is termed an “uncomplicated” UTI.

Uncomplicated UTI are more common in women than in men, largely due to differences in anatomy—women have shorter urethras, making it easier for bacteria to reach the bladder. Sexual activity can also increase the risk of uti in women. Symptoms of uncomplicated UTI often include:

  • Frequent and urgent need to urinate.
  • Pain or discomfort during urination (dysuria).
  • A feeling of incomplete emptying of the bladder
  • Lower abdominal pain or discomfort
  • Cloudy, bloody, or strong-smelling urine
  • Mild fever (in some cases)

The diagnosis of UTI typically involves a clinical evaluation of symptoms, a physical examination, and a urine test (urinalysis and urine culture) to identify the presence of bacteria and white blood cells. Antibiotics are the primary treatment for uncomplicated UTI. The choice of antibiotic depends on factors such as the type of bacteria causing the infection and local resistance patterns.

It’s important to complete the full course of antibiotics as prescribed by a healthcare professional, even if symptoms improve, to ensure that the infection is fully eradicated and to prevent the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Preventive measures for UTI include:

  • Drinking plenty of water to flush out bacteria from the urinary system.
  • Urinating before and after sexual activity.
  • Wiping from front to back after using the toilet to prevent bacteria from the anal area from spreading to the urethra.
  • Avoiding the use of irritating feminine hygiene products or douches.
  • Maintaining good hygiene and wearing breathable underwear.

If left untreated or if the infection spreads to the kidneys, a UTI can potentially lead to more serious complications. If you suspect you have a UTI, it’s recommended to seek medical attention for proper diagnosis and treatment.