from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The presence of bacteria in urine.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Presence of bacteria in the urine when voided.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun pathology The presence of bacteria in the urine


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  • In April 2010, NovaBay reported results from the Phase 2a clinical study of NVC-422 in chronically catheterized patients with high levels of bacteriuria, or bacteria in the bladder.

  • April 15, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical stage biotechnology company developing first-in-class anti-infectives for the treatment and prevention of antibiotic-resistant infections, today reported positive results of an open-label Phase 2a trial of NVC-422 in chronically catheterized patients with significant bacteriuria, or bacteria in the urine. Featured News and Stories

  • Enrollment criteria included a condition requiring chronic transurethral catheterization for at least one month prior to enrollment, documented high levels of bacteriuria, and no treatment with antimicrobial agents during the preceding week. Featured News and Stories

  • "We are encouraged by the results of this study, both in terms of treatment tolerability and the activity against multiple uropathogens in patients with high levels of bacteriuria," said Dr. Behzad Khosrovi, senior vice president of product development. Featured News and Stories

  • "The encouraging findings of this exploratory study lay the foundation for future investigation of the potential role of this class of non-antibiotic antimicrobials in controlling the consequences of catheter-associated bacteriuria," said Dr. Rabih O. Darouiche, the principal investigator of the study and a professor and director of the Center for Prostheses Infection at Baylor College of Medicine. Featured News and Stories

  • Certain Gram-negative pathogens present in bacteriuria can cause urinary catheter blockage, Featured News and Stories

  • Reduction of bacteriuria recurrent urinary tract infections and other health benefits. and pyuria after ingestion of cranberry juice.

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  • Treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria in this patient population represents another common avoidable cause of C. difficile recurrence.

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  • The prevalence of bacteriuria also increases with institutionalisation or hospitalisation and concurrent disease such as diabetes.


  • Surveys screening for bacteriuria (bacteria in the urine) have shown that 1\% of schoolgirls aged 5-14 years have bacteriuria and that this figure increases to 4\% by young adulthood and then by an additional 1-2\% per decade of age.



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