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Reagent Strips Not Sufficient In Detecting Bacteriuria In Early Pregnancy
The authors find that reagent strips for testing urine do not perform to a sufficient standard and therefore advocate that patients in early pregnancy should have at least one urine specimen formally cultured for bacteriuria, which can be a potentially serious clinical condition in pregnant women. (1998-02-06)

Shape of urine can indicate prostate issues
Scientists have discovered a simple test which uses the biomechanics of the shape of urine to help diagnose urinary problems. (2012-10-16)

Urine collected and purified separately
From an environmental and cost perspective, it is a good idea to collect and purify urine separately, rather than simply allowing it to flow into the sewer, according to Delft University of Technology researcher Jac Wilsenach. Wilsenach estimates that substantial savings on energy costs can be achieved and moreover that raw materials can be reclaimed. Applying this research can lead to revolutionary changes in waste water management. (2006-06-22)

Urine HPV test could offer non-invasive alternative to conventional smear, improve screening uptake
A simple urine test for human papillomavirus could offer a more acceptable, non-invasive alternative to the conventional cervical test and improve screening uptake, finds a study published on thebmj.com today. (2014-09-16)

Urine testing might prove to be an alternative screening test for cervical cancer
A study involving 143 women from Senegal, West Africa has shown that a simple urine test might provide an alternative to Pap screening for cervical cancer. In most of the world, cervical cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women. The routine way to screen for cervical cancer is through Pap screening and pelvic exams. (2004-10-18)

Research helping to improve detection of disease in newborn babies
New research will help health-care practitioners to more accurately diagnose disease and illness in newborn babies from urine samples, according to a study by researchers at the University of Alberta and the Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas. (2020-07-16)

Invisible blood in urine may indicate bladder cancer
Scientists at the University of Exeter Medical School found that one in 60 people over the age of 60 who had invisible blood in their urine -- identified by their GP testing their urine -- transpired to have bladder cancer. The figure was around half those who had visible blood in their urine -- the best known indicator of bladder cancer. However, it was still higher than figures for other potential symptoms of bladder cancer that warrant further investigation. (2014-08-31)

Urine protein test: A tipoff to kidney transplant rejection
Johns Hopkins researchers have developed the basis of an inexpensive, simple urine test that identifies impending kidney failure or rejection following transplant surgery. Their work, presented this week in a special invited lecture to the American Transplant Congress in Boston, Mass., is based on proteins found in urine, and could lead to a urine test kit that may allow many patients to skip painful biopsies. (2004-05-18)

Urine tests not reliable for dehydration in older adults
Urine tests should not be used to measure dehydration among the elderly. Urine tests are widely used by medics, nurses and other health professionals to screen for water-loss dehydration among older people. But new research reveals that the diagnostic accuracy of urine tests is too low to be useful and that the tests should not be used to indicate hydration status in older people. (2016-05-24)

Dogs can 'smell' bladder cancer
Dogs can be trained to detect bladder cancer by 'smelling' urine, concludes new research published in this week's BMJ. (2004-09-23)

Loyola study debunks common myth that urine is sterile
Researchers have determined that bacteria are present in the bladders of some healthy women, which discredits the common belief that normal urine is sterile. These findings were published in the April issue of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology by researchers at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. (2012-04-09)

Study debunks common misconception that urine is sterile
Bacteria have been discovered in the bladders of healthy women, discrediting the common belief that normal urine is sterile. This finding and its implications were addressed in an editorial published by researchers from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in the latest issue of European Urology. (2015-03-30)

Sustainable fertilizer: Urine and wood ash produce large harvest
Results of the first study evaluating the use of human urine mixed with wood ash as a fertilizer for food crops has found that the combination can be substituted for costly synthetic fertilizers to produce bumper crops of tomatoes without introducing any risk of disease for consumers. The study appears in the current issue of ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, a bi-weekly publication. (2009-09-02)

Home urine test measures insulin production in diabetes
A simple home urine test has been developed which can measure if patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes are producing their own insulin. The urine test, from Professor Andrew Hattersley's Exeter-based team at the Peninsula Medical School, replaces multiple blood tests in hospital and can be sent by post as it is stable for up to three days at room temperature. Avoiding blood tests will be a particular advantage for children. (2011-02-24)

Early prostate cancer detected in molecular-based urine test
Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, Pa. say prostate cancer can be detected in urine. The findings of a new study were presented at the American Association for Cancer Research in San Francisco. (2000-04-01)

Addition of certain drugs to diuretic therapy does not improve kidney function
Horng H. Chen, M.B.B.Ch., of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., and colleagues conducted a randomized trial to determine whether, as compared with placebo, the addition of low-doses of the drugs dopamine or nesiritide to diuretic therapy would enhance urine output and preserve kidney function in patients with acute heart failure and kidney dysfunction. (2013-11-18)

'Scent device' could help detect bladder cancer
Researchers from the University of Liverpool and University of the West of England have built a device that can read odors in urine to help diagnose patients with early signs of bladder cancer. (2013-07-08)

Researchers say urine dipstick test is accurate predictor of renal failure in sepsis patients
Henry Ford Hospital researchers have found that the presence of excess protein in a common urine test is an effective prognostic marker of acute renal failure in patients with severe sepsis. Researchers analyzed data from 328 sepsis patients with no previous history of protein in the urine and found the urine dipstick test predicted the presence of renal failure in 55 percent of these patients. (2012-05-14)

An advance toward an 'electronic nose' urine test for TB
Scientists are reporting an advance toward a fast, inexpensive urine test to detect and monitor the effectiveness of treatment for tuberculosis, which is on a rampage in the developing world. Their study appears in the ACS' journal Analytical Chemistry. (2011-08-03)

Safer method for large-scale malaria screening developed
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Malaria Research Institute have developed a new test for detecting the malaria parasite in human urine and saliva. Although not a diagnostic test for determining treatment, the method could potentially reduce the need for blood sampling in epidemiological studies where large-scale malaria screening is required. (2006-11-20)

Asian elephant sex pheromone transporter revealed
Lazar and colleagues report an unexpected finding about pheromone transport in the Asian elephant. Female elephants communicate their readiness to mate by excreting a sex pheromone in their urine. Male elephants touches their trunk tip to the pheromone-loaded urine. Next, the male places the pheromone urine in his mouth, in a behavior known as flehmen, after which mating behavior typically ensues. (2004-08-20)

Marijuana use is associated with excessive daytime sleepiness in adolescents
Ten percent of adolescents sent to a Sleep Center for evaluation of excessive daytime sleepiness with testing results consistent with narcolepsy had urine drug screens positive for marijuana -- 43 percent of children with urine drug screens positive for marijuana actually had test results consistent with narcolepsy or abnormal REM sleep patterns. (2015-02-13)

Study debunks common myth that urine is sterile
Bacteria live in the bladders of healthy women, discrediting the common belief that normal urine is sterile. This finding was presented today by researchers from Loyola University Chicago at the 114th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in Boston. (2014-05-18)

Searching for signs of disease in spit
Testing for health conditions usually involves needles, X-rays and other invasive or uncomfortable measures. To make diagnostics less burdensome for patients, scientists are developing alternatives, looking for disease markers in urine -- and even spit. Now a study, appearing in ACS' Journal of Proteome Research, demonstrates for the first time that individuals may have saliva 'fingerprints.' The finding suggests that identifying changes in these baseline fingerprints could someday be a reliable way to detect disease. (2016-05-04)

Early exposure to cat urine makes mice less likely to escape from cats
Mice that are exposed to the powerful smell of cat urine early in life do not escape from cats later in life. Researchers at the A. N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Russia, have discovered that mice that smell cat urine early in life, do not avoid the same odor, and therefore do not escape from their feline predators, later in life. (2015-07-03)

Toward a urine test for detecting colon cancer
Scientists are reporting an advance toward development of a urine test for detecting colon cancer, the third most common cancer in the United States. Such a test could eventually compliment or even reduce the need for colonoscopy, the mainstay screening test used today. The study, which analyzes chemical differences in the urine of humans with and without colon cancer, is in ACS' Journal of Proteome Research, a monthly publication. (2010-04-21)

New HIV Urine Test Is An Important Tool In The Fight Against AIDS
The Food and Drug Administration's recent approval of the first complete urine test for HIV-1, invented by researchers at NYU School of Medicine, promises to broaden the acceptance and availability of HIV testing worldwide. (1998-06-29)

Protein levels in urine after acute kidney injury predict future loss of kidney function
High levels of protein in a patient's urine shortly after an episode of acute kidney injury is associated with increased risk of kidney disease progression, providing a valuable tool in predicting those at highest risk for future loss of kidney function. (2020-01-28)

Symptoms of cystitis probably caused by bacterial infection, even when tests are negative
The majority of women suffering with pain when urinating, or needing to urinate often or urgently probably do have a bacterial infection, even when nothing is detected by standard urine testing. (2017-04-27)

At long last, a urine test for accurate tuberculosis detection
Scientists have finally developed a noninvasive tuberculosis test for a pool of people for whom such assessments have previously been difficult: people who don't have HIV. (2017-12-13)

New 'toolbox' for urological cancer detection
Researchers from Ghent University, Belgium, together with researchers from the University of Turku, Finland, have developed a new method for biomarker discovery of urological cancers. The method enables timely diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Urological cancers include e.g. prostate, bladder and kidney cancers. (2020-04-16)

Simple test could hold key to early diagnosis of cancers
Cancers of the gut, stomach and pancreas could be detected much sooner with a simple urine test, research suggests. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have identified key proteins in the urine of patients with advanced cancers. (2011-06-09)

Researchers Identify Protein Critical To Urine Concentration
UC San Francisco researchers have identified a protein in mice that is essential for enabling the kidneys to form concentrated urine, a process that is critical for preventing severe dehydration of the body during times of water deprivation. (1998-04-17)

Urine test for pediatric obstructive sleep apnea possible
Researchers at the University of Chicago have discovered a technique that is able to determine whether a child has obstructive sleep apnea or habitual snoring by screening their urine. (2009-12-07)

What scientists can see in your pee
Researchers at the University of Alberta announced today that they have determined the chemical composition of human urine. The study, which took more than seven years and involved a team of nearly 20 researchers, has revealed that more than 3,000 chemicals or (2013-09-04)

A urine based 'potion' can act as a CO2 absorbent
The ocean, the ground, rocks and trees act as carbon drains but are far from places where greenhouses gases are concentrated, especially CO2. A Spanish researcher has proposed human, agricultural and livestock waste, such as urine, as a way to absorb this gas. (2012-08-17)

Chronic kidney disease a warning sign independent of hypertension or diabetes
New research finds the presence of chronic kidney disease can be a strong indicator of the risk of death and end-stage renal disease even in patients without hypertension or diabetes (2012-09-25)

Bacteria in urine could contribute to overactive bladder
Contrary to popular belief, urine is not sterile and the bacteria in it may be associated with overactive bladder in some women, according to research presented today at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. (2014-05-18)

Study points to the futility of urine tests for salbutamol doping
Salbutamol, also known as albuterol, is a medication that opens up constricted medium and large airways in the lungs and is often used to treat asthma. (2018-05-03)

Urine fertilizer: 'Aging' effectively protects against transfer of antibiotic resistance
Recycled and aged human urine can be used as a fertilizer with low risks of transferring antibiotic resistant DNA to the environment, according to new research from the University of Michigan. (2020-01-22)

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