Antimicrobial sensitivities in urinary tract infections in men
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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.
KeywordsPublic Health Urinary Tract Tract Infection Urinary Tract Infection Antimicrobial Agent
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