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IJHSR. 2016; 6(7): 130-137

Trends in Bacterial Spectrum of Community Acquired Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs): A Comparison of Data for Years 2011 & 2014 at a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital.

Vaishali N Solanke, Rupali S Suryawanshi, Gita Nataraj, Preeti R Mehta.

Introduction: Urinary tract infections are a significant problem both in community and health care settings. Antimicrobial resistance is on the rise even in uropathogens and a cause of major concern.
Materials and methods: Records for urine cultures for the years 2011 & 2014 were retrospectively analysed for trends in percentage culture positivity, bacterial spectrum and resistance to commonly used antibiotics. The results were compared between genders, outdoor (OPD) and indoor (IPD) settings, and major disciplines for each year. Any difference was statistically analysed for significance.
Results and Conclusions: 7217 and 10067 samples were processed in 2011 and 2014 respectively. Significant increase in culture positivity was detected in 2014 (21%vs 29.6%, p

Key words: Urinary tract infection, Uropathogens, Antimicrobial resistance.

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