Corpus ID: 44111550

Non Antibiotic Alternatives for the Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections Following Spinal Cord Injury

  title={Non Antibiotic Alternatives for the Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections Following Spinal Cord Injury},
  author={Todd A. Linsenmeyer and Scott R. Millis},


Influence of Neurological Level on Immune Function Following Spinal Cord Injury: A Review
It is suggested that individuals sustaining complete cervical SCI experience alterations in immune function, while those with lesions at or below T-10 do not, and findings of level of injury related immune alteration could not be explained by mood differences.
Effect of cranberry juice on bacteriuria in children with neurogenic bladder receiving intermittent catheterization.
The frequency of bacteriuria in patients with neurogenic bladder receiving intermittent catheterization is 70%; cranberry concentrate had no effect on bacteriuri in this population.
The significance of the difference in bacterial adherence between bladder and ileum using rat ileal augmented bladder.
The results suggested that the difference in bacterial adherence due to urovirulence factors, especially type I pili, is one of the main causes of asymptomatic bacteriuria after urinary reconstruction.
Adherence of Acinetobacter baumannii to rat bladder tissue.
Investigation of the adherence of strains of A. baumannii of various biotypes to small pieces of rat bladder tissue found that adherence, apparently unrelated to these fimbriae or to the exopolysaccharide, may be a factor contributing to the pathogenicity of the organism in the urinary tract or in other tissues.
Alternative health care: its use by individuals with physical disabilities.
Physically disabled individuals are more likely to use alternative therapies than the general population and to see providers for them, have their use recommended by their physicians, and be reimbursed by their health insurance for them.
Mechanical properties of bone in a paraplegic rat model.
Reductions in relative bone strength in SCI rats at 24 weeks were similar in magnitude to bone mineral density changes reported in humans with chronic paraplegia, and Sprague-Dawley rats appear to be good animal models in which to evaluate changes in bone strength following SCI.
Use of alternative therapies by rehabilitation outpatients.
A significant proportion of rehabilitation medicine patients use and frequently perceive a benefit from alternative therapies, particularly massage, chiropractic, vitamin and mineral supplementation, and acupuncture, which is a desirable future direction for the specialty.
Spontaneous Loss of Antibiotic‐Resistant Plasmids Transferred to Escherichia coli in Experimental Chronic Bladder Infection
  • Y. Inoue
  • Medicine, Biology
    International journal of urology : official journal of the Japanese Urological Association
  • 1997
This work has shown that Escherichia coli that has been transformed with antibiotic‐resistant plasmid spontaneously loses the plasmids while infecting the rat bladder.
Benefit-risk assessment of the squeezed sap of the purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) for long-term oral immunostimulation.
  • M. Parnham
  • Medicine
    Phytomedicine : international journal of phytotherapy and phytopharmacology
  • 1996
The squeezed sap of E. purpurea, widely used in self-medication, is well-tolerated on long-term oral administration and has little or no effect on lymphocyte responses, but has been reported to cause transient lymphopenia in some patients with infections of various etiologies.