Navigation Links
Uncircumcised Boys at Higher Risk for Infection: Study
Date:7/9/2012

MONDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Uncircumcised boys are at higher risk for urinary tract infections, common bacterial infections that can scar the kidneys if untreated, according to a new study.

The Canadian researchers also found the infection risk is greater regardless of whether or not the boys have a visible urethra.

Circumcision involves removal of the foreskin at the tip of the penis.

For the study, published July 9 in the journal CMAJ, the researchers analyzed information on nearly 400 boys who visited an emergency room with symptoms of a urinary tract infection. Forty of these boys had not been circumcised and had a visible urethra; 269 weren't circumcised and had a partially visible or nonvisible urethra; and 84 were circumcised.

"We thought that incomplete foreskin retractability with a poorly visible urethral [opening] may be associated with increased risk of urinary tract infection," the study's co-author, Dr. Sasha Dubrovsky, of Montreal Children's Hospital at McGill University Health Center, said in a journal news release. "However, we found no difference in risk with degree of visibility of the urethral opening."

The researchers pointed out that boys with a completely visible urethra were also at higher risk of infection. They noted, however, that this finding was based on a small sample size and is not supported by previous research.

"We suggest that clinicians should consider circumcision status alone, not the degree of urethral visibility, when stratifying risk for boys presenting to the emergency department with symptoms suggesting a urinary tract infection," the researchers said.

The study does not show that not circumcising boys causes infection, merely that the risk for infection is greater among these boys.

More information

The U.S. National Institutes of Health provides more information on circumcision.

-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas

SOURCE: Canadian Medical Association Journal, news release, July 9, 2012


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Child diabetes levels higher in China than in US, study finds
2. Higher but not lower doses of vitamin D are effective in fracture risk reduction in older adults
3. Higher Doses of Vitamin D Prevent Fractures in Older Women
4. Antipsychotic Drugs Linked to Higher Odds for Diabetes in Pregnancy
5. Higher energies for laser-accelerated particles possible
6. Prostate cancer treatment regret is 52 percent higher in men with cardiovascular disease
7. Childless women with fertility problems at higher risk of hospitalization for psychiatric disorders
8. Higher levels of public reimbursement positively influence national birth rates and reduce unmet needs in subfertile populations
9. Asthma Rates Higher Near Busy New York Highway
10. Smallest, Largest Fetuses at Higher Risk of Stillbirth
11. Rate of severe reactions higher than thought in young children with food allergies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Uncircumcised Boys at Higher Risk for Infection: Study
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... Life of Purpose Treatment ... Florida. The event will be held at 7:30 pm on May 10th at the ... Drew Copeland of Sister Hazel, will support the UF Collegiate Recovery Community (UFCRC). The ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... Anaconda BioMed, a pre-clinical stage ... the treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke (AIS), today announced it has appointed Creganna ... advances towards regulatory and clinical phases. , "This is another important step for ...
(Date:4/23/2017)... York, New York (PRWEB) , ... April 23, 2017 , ... ... begin to change. So is the process rendered in my Art and Music. These ... materials, nature, light, and silence the boundary of mystery culminate to the ultimate singularity.", ...
(Date:4/22/2017)... ... , ... Ecommerce sales have grown every year since the 1990’s, with 2016 ... consequences of rapid innovation and growth are often neglected in the name of progress. ... and individual’s job to give something back to the planet that provides the resources ...
(Date:4/22/2017)... ... April 22, 2017 , ... PharmacyChecker.com released ... save an average of 70% when buying medication online from Canadian pharmacies verified ... when purchasing from other countries. The report (chart below) compares U.S. and foreign ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/19/2017)... April 19, 2017  IRIDEX Corporation (Nasdaq: ... results for the first quarter 2017 after the close ... management team will host a corresponding conference call beginning ... Investors interested in listening to the conference call ... callers or (703) 326-3030 for international callers, using conference ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... , April 19, 2017  Vanderbilt University Medical Center ... in Nashville , Tennesse have been ... Sphincter Stimulation for GERD (LESS GERD) trial. The EndoStim ... long-term reflux control by restoring normal function to the ... million people in the United States ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... Companion animal vaccines ... pets such as canine, avian and feline. ... such as Attenuated Live Vaccines, Conjugate Vaccines, Inactivated ... Recombinant Vaccines. Attenuated live vaccines are derived from ... have been weakend under laboratory conditions. Conjugate vaccines ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: