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Title: Antibacterial susceptibility of uropathogens in 3 hospitals, Sari, Islamic Republic of Iran, 2002-2003
Authors: Saffar, M.J.
Enayti, A.A.
Abdolla, I.A.
Razai, M.S.
Saffar, H.
Issue Date: 2008
Language: English
Abstract: To determine the frequency and pattern of antibiotic susceptibility of uropathogens in urinary tract infection [UTI] from 3 university hospitals we carried out a retrospective review of urine culture and antibiotic sensitivity testing from symptomatic outpatients and inpatients during 2002-2003. Of 5600 samples, 703 [12.6%] were culture positive, 38.7% of which were from hospitalized patients. Escherichia coli was the leading cause of UTI in both groups of patients. The rates and roles of other pathogens, including Pseudomonas spp. [5.3%-10.4%], Enterobacter spp. [0%-5.7%], Staphylococcus spp.] 5.4%-26.4%], differed in each hospital. Differences in antibacterial susceptibility patterns were observed. Ampicillin [82%-100%] and co-trimoxazole [50%-90%] resistance were the most frequent. Methicillin resistance in Staphylococcus spp. ranged from 17% to 60%
Description: 556-563
Keywords: Urinary Tract Infections
Culture Media
Escherichia coli
Ampicillin Resistance
Trimethoprim Resistance
Methicillin Resistance
Subject: Microbial Sensitivity Tests
ISSN: 1020-3397
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