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International Urology and Nephrology

, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 283–290 | Cite as

Antimicrobial sensitivities in urinary tract infections in men

  • M. Hanno
  • F. Shofer
  • R. Fritz
  • S. Grant Mulholland
  • A. J. Wein
Article

Abstract

Six-thousand-seven-hunderd and forty-nine positive urine cultures from a large metropolitan Veterans Administration hospital were analyzed with respect to the organisms isolated and their antimicrobial sensitivies. A “predicted therapeutic efficacy index” was calculated for each antimicrobial agent tested. Gram-negative pathogens accounted for 84% of the infections. Proteus infections outnumbered those due to strains ofEscherichia coli. Gentamycin was found to be the most effective antimicrobial agent.

Keywords

Public Health Urinary Tract Tract Infection Urinary Tract Infection Antimicrobial Agent 
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© Akadämiai Kiadó 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Hanno
    • 1
    • 2
  • F. Shofer
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. Fritz
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. Grant Mulholland
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. J. Wein
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Urology, Department of SurgeryUniversity of Pennsylvania School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Veterans Administration hospitalPhiladelphiaUSA

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