Daily Archives: June 29, 2008
Elsewhere, I have discussed various approaches for controlling urinary tract infections (UTIs) that help preserve the effectiveness of life-saving antibiotics when they’re really needed. This article extends this discussion with the intriguing idea that innocuous bacteria can be used to fight-off UTI-causing pathogens.
As many readers know personally, UTIs are an annoying, recurring health problem for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). It is estimated that the incidence of UTIs with fever and chills in this group is ~1.8 episodes annually (Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1993; 74(7)).
Our 17-year old son’s journey with spinal cord injury. His Graduation Address to Hants East Rural High, 2008.