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Bacterial Urinary Colonization and the Risk of Urinary Tract Infection
Alan Wolfe, PhD, Department of Microbiology & Immunology and Linda Brubaker, MD, Obstetrics/Gynecology and Urology

Through DNA sequencing the investigators have found evidence that overturns the dogma that “normal” urine is sterile. Further, the research will likely provide the capacity to predict patient risk associated with post-instrumentation UTI.