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Bush Beats Issue 9, 2014

Bush Beats Issue 9, 2014

UTIs - so common in the population Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are widely prevalent in the population as one of the most common bacterial infections acquired in community and in hospitals, which makes them an important topic for the consulting physicians.1-4Grimes CL, Lukacz ES. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2011;17(6):272-8.Mazzulli T. The Can J Urol 2012;19 Suppl 1:42-48.Foxman B. Nat Rev Urol. 2010;7(12):653-60.Schmiemann G, Kniehl E, Gebhardt K, et al. Dtsch Arztebl Int. 2010 May;107(21):361-7.   The clinical spectrum of UTIs is extensive and encompasses wide ranging severity patterns, ranging from asymptomatic bacteriuria, to symptomatic and recurrent UTIs, to sepsis associated…
Hypertension: a disease of changing civilization It is being increasingly recognized now-a-days that a mismatch between our ancient physiology and the western diet and lifestyle underlies many so-called diseases of civilization, such as hypertension, coronary heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes.1Carrera-Bastos P, Fontes-Villalba M, O'Keefe JH, et al. Research Reports in Clinical Cardiology 2011:2 15-35.   This makes a compelling case for possible causal role of diet and dietary behaviors in these diseases, with other lifestyle factors, such as physical inactivity, playing a contributory role in addition. Particularly, an inversion of the potassium and sodium concentrations in modern diet is…