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Drug utilization study of antibiotics for urinary tract infections in a tertiary care hospital

GB Simpson, K Aravind Babu

Abstract


A drug utilization pattern of antibiotics for urinary tract infections in 200 cases above 18 years of age was done at Katuri Medical College Hospital, Guntur, India. The antibiotic sensitivity profile of the microorganism causing urinary tract infections was studied in cases diagnosed as urinary tract infection. The patients with significant bacteriuria (> 105 CFU/ ml) were treated with antibiotics Cephalosporin’s, Amikacin, Fluroquinolones, Amoxicillin + Clavulanic acid and Linezolid. The incidence of urinary tract infections was more or less equal in either sex. More than 2/3 of these cases were found in the age group of 18 to 60 years. The most common organisms isolated from the urine culture and sensitivity test was E.coli and the most commonly prescribed antibiotic was
amikacin.


KEY WORDS: Drug Utilization, Urinary Tract Infections, culture sensitivity




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