Nephrology Section, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 700 Children's Drive, Columbus, OH 43205, USA; Department of Pediatrics, Ohio State University School of Medicine, 700 Children's Drive, Columbus, OH 43210, USA; Center for Clinical and Translational Research, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, 700 Children's Drive, W308, Columbus, OH 43205, USA. Electronic address: [Email]
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is the second most common bacterial infection in children and is considered a public health threat given the mounting rates of antibiotic-resistance among uropathogens. This article highlights recent encouraging developments in UTI research. Further work is necessary to translate the discoveries into accessible, cost-effective technologies that will aid clinicians in real-time decision-making.