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Impact of Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute breakpoint changes on susceptibility rates of cephalosporins in uncomplicated urinary tract infections caused by Enterobacteriaceae. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2018 Apr;90(4):335-336

Date

02/06/2018

Pubmed ID

29395714

DOI

10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2017.12.007

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-85040785405   4 Citations

Abstract

Breakpoint changes may impact cephalosporin susceptibility rates in uncomplicated urinary tract infections (uUTIs). Applying the ≤16-mg/L breakpoint to urine cultures from adult women in an academic health system resulted in cefazolin being the most active uUTI antimicrobial, with 86.9% susceptibility, compared to levofloxacin (80%), nitrofurantoin (76.5%), and sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim (72.6%).

Author List

Bunnell KL, Wenzler E, Harrington AT, Danziger LH

Author

Kristen B. Bresnehan PharmD Assistant Professor in the School of Pharmacy Administration department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Academic Medical Centers
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Cephalosporins
Drug Resistance, Bacterial
Enterobacteriaceae
Enterobacteriaceae Infections
Female
Humans
Illinois
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Middle Aged
Prevalence
Urinary Tract Infections
Young Adult