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JCDR. 2021; 12(1): 224-234


Urinary Tract Infections in Elderly: Uropathogen and Drug Sensitivity Profile

Thomson Ben George, Kanitkar Shubhangi, Prodduturu Priyanka Reddy, Mankoskar Yash Surendrakumar, Gonipati Lakshmi Srikanth.


Abstract

Background: With the ever-increasing geriatric population and the challenging nature of treatment of these patients,
knowledge of pathogens and empirical medication to be offered helps improve patient outcome. This study was done
with the objective of identifying the uropathogens and their drug sensitivity profile, in elderly patients admitted to a
tertiary hospital in western India.
Method: All in-patients aging 60 years and above, having symptoms suggestive of urinary tract infection were
chosen. Information regarding patients were recorded on a pre structured proforma after taking their informed
consent. Only patients with significant growth of organisms on microbiological analysis were included in the final
study.

Key words: UTI, geriatric, uropathogen, drug-sensitivity






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