Does the Urinary Microbiome Play a Role in Urgency Urinary Incontinence and Its Severity?

@inproceedings{Karstens2016DoesTU,
  title={Does the Urinary Microbiome Play a Role in Urgency Urinary Incontinence and Its Severity?},
  author={Lisa Karstens and Mark J Asquith and Sean P Davin and Patrick Stauffer and Damien A. Fair and William Gregory and James T. Rosenbaum and Shannon K. McWeeney and Rahel Nardos},
  booktitle={Front. Cell. Infect. Microbiol.},
  year={2016}
}
OBJECTIVES Traditionally, the urinary tract has been thought to be sterile in the absence of a clinically identifiable infection. However, recent evidence suggests that the urinary tract harbors a variety of bacterial species, known collectively as the urinary microbiome, even when clinical cultures are negative. Whether these bacteria promote urinary health or contribute to urinary tract disease remains unknown. Emerging evidence indicates that a shift in the urinary microbiome may play an… CONTINUE READING