Rev Esp Quimioter 2020; 33(5): 379-382

Is stratification of antibiotic susceptibility of urinary pathogens useful in the Emergency Department?


Published: 3 August 2020


Objective. The aim of the study wat to analyze the antibiotic susceptibility of the pathogens causing urinary tract infection (UTI) and to stratify the results in function of patient´s clinical and demographic dates.
Material and methods. The susceptibility of the pathogens isolated in the urine of 144 patients with UTI randomly chosen was analyzed. The results were stratified in function of sex, age, type of UTI, previous UTI and previous antibiotic treatment.
Results. The susceptibility of the all isolates and of the Escherichia coli isolates was analyzed. There were significant differences between groups in function of sex (fluoroquinolones), age (cefuroxime, ertapenem and gentamicin), type of UTI (cefuroxime, cefotaxime, ertapenem and fluoroquinolones), previous UTI and previous antibiotic treatment (cefotaxime, fluoroquinolones and fosfomycin).
Conclusions. The use of clinical and demographic data according to population and local resistance epidemiology of the pathogen causing UTI may help to select an adequate empirical treatment for UTI.

Rev Esp Quimioter 2020; 33(5): 379-382 [Texto completo PDF]