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TWN Info Service on Health Issues (Jul18/07)
13 July 2018
Third World Network


Study shows how antibiotic use affects resistance in urinary E.coli

Dear friends and colleagues,

A retrospective multicenter study showed a dose-response relationship between antimicrobial use and resistance in uropathogens in older adults.

The purpose of the research was to study the influence of different variables of antimicrobial prescribing on the occurrence of resistance in E.coli isolated from urine samples in Belgian adults over the age of 65.

The study contained information on resistance status for 7,397 E.coli isolates obtained from 5,650 patients. The results showed that resistance in E.coli was higher when more antibiotics (more than nine prescriptions) had been prescribed before isolation of the sample, especially in women.

This study was reported in Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control which is available at the following link: https://aricjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13756-018-0368-3

With best wishes,
Third World Network

 


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