Antimicrobial resistance of bacterial isolates from urinary tract infections at Felge Hiwot Referral Hospital, Ethiopia

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Abstract Urinary tract infections are common health problems and vary according to geography and regions. A retrospective analysis was conducted to determine the antimicrobial resistance of bacterial isolates from urine at Felege Hiwot Referral Hospital from September 2003 to June 2008. From 529 urine specimens, bacterial isolates were found in 160 [(30.2%) (95% CI: 26.3-34.1%)]. Of these, 116 (72.5%) of the isolates were gram negatives. Single and multiple drug resistance to the commonly used antibiotics were high among bacterial isolates in the area. Thus, rational use of drugs should be practiced. [Ethiop. J. Health Dev. 2009;23(3):236-238]

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2016-10-14

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Biadglegne, F., & Abera, B. (2016). Antimicrobial resistance of bacterial isolates from urinary tract infections at Felge Hiwot Referral Hospital, Ethiopia. The Ethiopian Journal of Health Development, 23(3). Retrieved from https://ejhd.org/index.php/ejhd/article/view/448

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