Trends in antimicrobial resistance in urinary isolates of E. coli from patients hospitalised at a teaching hospital Maribor, Slovenia
Abstract number: 1134_04_209
Saletinger R., Baklan Z., Gorisek Miksic N., Novak D.
To assess the prevalence and trends in antimicrobial resistance in urinary isolates of E. coli.
We studied resistance rates to different antimicrobial agents in urinary isolates of E. coli from patients hospitalised at Teaching Hospital Maribor, Slovenia in years 1998, 2000 and 2003. The isolation was performed by standard methods . Susceptibility was determined by disc diffusion test according to the NCCLS.
Results are collected in Tabel 1.
E. coli remains the most common uropathogen representing between 39% to 40.3% of all urine isolates.We have noticed significant increase in resistance rates in E. coli strains to some commonly used antibiotics in the last six years. Susceptibility to amoxicillinclavulanate, cephalosporins of second and third generation and aminoglycosides remained stable, although the resistance rates to trimethoprimsulfamethoxazole and ciprofloxacin are increasing very rapidly. We believe that surveillance of antimicrobial resistance is very important for giving recommendations about empirical antibiotic treatment.
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