Comparative studies on activities of antimicrobial agents against causative organisms isolated from urinary tract infections (1993): III. Secular changes in susceptibility

Yoshiaki Kumamoto, Takaoki Hirose, Noriaki Tanaka, Yoshinao Hikichi, Shiro Shigeta, Yasuo Shiraiwa, Hiroshi Kameoka, Hiroshi Yoshida, Hiroshi Tazaki, Hisami Iri, Hiroshi Uchida, Yoshio Kobayashi, Seiji Matsuda, Ryuichi Kitagawa, Makoto Fujime, Kazuhiko Fujita, Jun Igari, Toyoko Oguri, Nozomu Kosakai, Keizo YamaguchiChikako Mochida, Taro Furusawa, Yasuko Takeuchi, Hiromi Moriyama, Kikutaro Shibata, Seibun Yonezu, Minato Takaha, Kiyomi Matsumiya, Michio Tanaka, Mitsuo Kaku, Kazuyuki Sugawara

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Abstract

Susceptibilities of Enterococcus faecalis, Staphylococcus aureus, Citrobacter spp., Enterobacter spp., Escherichia coli, Klebsiella spp., Proteus mirabilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Serratia spp. isolated from patients with urinary tract infections (UTIs) in 10 hospitals during June 1993 to May 1994 to various antimicrobial agents were compared with those in the same period of previous years according to a classification, uncomplicated UTIs, complicated UTIs without indwelling catheter, and complicated UTIs with indwelling catheter. The susceptibilities of E. faecalis to chloramphenicol decreased. As for S. aureus, susceptible strains to minocycline (MING) decreased in complicated UTIs. As for Citrobacter spp., and Enterobacter spp., their susceptibilities were not observed an obvious change. Against E. coli, the activities of cefotiam decreased in complicated UTIs, and aminoglycosides decreased. As for Klebsiella spp., susceptible strains to aminoglycosides decreased. The susceptibilities of P. mirabilis to all drugs except aminoglycosides and MING were good. The susceptibilities of P. aeruginosa to quinolones isolated from complicated UTIs with indwelling catheter increased, but susceptible strains to aminoglycosides decreased. The susceptibilities of Serratia spp. to MING has decreased. These data should be considered in clinical treatment of various urinary tract infections.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1803-1890
Number of pages88
JournalThe Japanese Journal of Antibiotics
Volume48
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Dec

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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