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Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Pharmacotherapy Group, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
ISSN: 1596-5996
EISSN: 1596-9827
Vol. 9, No. 2, 2010, pp. 205-209
Bioline Code: pr10025
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2010, pp. 205-209

 en Antimicrobial Resistance of Urinary Escherichia coli check for this species in other resources Isolates
Eryýlmaz, Müjde; Bozkurt, Merve Eylül; Yildiz, Muharrem Mura & Akin, Ahmet

Abstract

Purpose: To investigate the antimicrobial resistance rate of 110 Escherichia coli check for this species in other resources strains, isolated from UTIs in Etlik Lokman Hekim Hospital, Etlik, Ankara, Turkey.

Methods: API-20E System (bioMerieux, France) was used to identify E. coli isolates. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing was conducted on Mueller-Hinton Agar plates (Merck, Germany) using agar disc diffusion method and the results were expressed as susceptible or resistant according to the criteria recommended by the Clinical and Laboratory Standarts Institute (CLSI).

Results: The resistance rates detected were 56 % to ampicillin, 24 % to ampicillin sulbactam, 9 % to gentamicin, 15 % to ciprofloxacin, 36 % to trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole, 12 % to cefazolin, and 7 % to cefuroxime. All isolates tested were susceptible to fosfomycin and nitrofurantoin.

Conclusion: When the high resistance rates in Turkey are taken into consideration, antimicrobial agent usage policies and empirical therapies should be based on antimicrobial resistance surveillance studies.

Keywords
Urinary tract infections, Escherichia coli, Antimicrobial resistance

 
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