A urinary tract infection, or UTI, can happen anywhere in the urinary system, which includes the two kidneys, two ureters, the bladder, and the urethra. People of any age or sex can develop a UTI.
However, approximately four times as many women develop UTIs as men. Why is that?
Diabetes and use of a catheter place a patient at higher risk for a UTI. How come?
Urinary tract infections don't always cause signs and symptoms. But when they do, will you recognize those signs and symptoms?
Registered Pharmacist Steven Benkert will discuss these questions and more. Mr. Benkert has worked in both inpatient and ambulatory/outpatient settings at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He has considerable experience in creating and distributing drug information and medication safety alerts. Mr. Benkert is a member of the New York State Council of Health System Pharmacists and is currently pursuing his doctorate degree.
Wednesday, July 10 at 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Myra Mahon Patient Resource Center, 2nd Floor
1305 York Ave., New York NY