UTI affects around 400 million people globally every year, and studies show that 25-50% of patients will experience recurrence following antibiotic treatment.
This study aims to contribute to improving our understanding of recurrent UTI, with the ultimate goal of helping to change the ways in which recurrent UTI is diagnosed and treated.
In 2014, it was discovered that urine is not sterile, meaning that multiple living organisms reside in the bladder of most, if not all, people. However, the urinary microbiome is still poorly understood, particularly the way in which it is related to urinary symptoms experienced by people with recurrent UTI.
The purpose of the study is to better understand what organisms are present in the urinary microbiome in participants with recurrent urinary tract infection compared to participants who do not experience urinary symptoms.
The primary aim of the study is to collect information about the urinary microbiome, urinary symptoms and psychosocial factors to gain a better understanding of the relationships between these variables. Approximately 1015 subjects will take part in this research.
COMING SOON: Complete the screening questionnaire below to see whether you qualify.
Those who qualify will be sent further information about participation requirements by email, and will then have the opportunity to decide whether they would like to participate. Those who do not qualify at this time will be emailed regarding other ways they can help.
Completing the screening questionnaire does not represent a commitment to join the study and it is possible to withdraw interest at any time.