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Antimicrobial susceptibility of long term care facility and general practice urine samples in patients 65 years and older: an observational study

Overview of attention for article published in European Journal of Public Health, October 2016
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Title
Antimicrobial susceptibility of long term care facility and general practice urine samples in patients 65 years and older: an observational study
Published in
European Journal of Public Health, October 2016
DOI 10.1093/eurpub/ckw138
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Authors

Aoife Fleming, Louise Barry, Stephen Byrne, Michael Prentice

Abstract

Antimicrobial resistance in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) poses a risk to elderly residents. The aim of this observational study was to investigate recent patterns of antimicrobial susceptibility in urine samples submitted to the Microbiology Laboratory at Cork University Hospital (CUH) from LTCFs in the greater Cork region. The antimicrobial susceptibilities of LTCF and General Practitioner (GP) urine samples sent to CUH, for patients aged over 65 years of age, were compared. A retrospective analysis of the antimicrobial susceptibilities of urine samples submitted to the microbiology laboratory at CUH in quarter one of 2011-2014 was conducted. LTCF and GP urine sample susceptibilities, for patients over 65 years of age, were compared using Chi square statistics. Overall, the LTCF urine samples were less susceptible than GP urine samples to the antimicrobials recommended in the national urinary tract infection guidelines; trimethoprim, nitrofurantoin, cephalexin, co-amoxiclav, ciprofloxacin and amoxicillin (P < 0.001). Important trends in antimicrobial susceptibility over the time period were noted. A significant reduction in susceptibility to co-amoxiclav was found between Q1 2011 and Q1 2014 in both settings (GP P = 0.013, LTCF P = 0.005). This study provides important information which will contribute to the revision of antimicrobial prescribing guidelines in the future. This study highlights the need for continuous surveillance of antimicrobial susceptibility trends in LTCFs. Antimicrobial stewardship strategies are urgently required to address antimicrobial resistance and appropriate antimicrobial prescribing in the LTCF setting.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 1 2%
Unknown 42 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 9 21%
Other 5 12%
Researcher 5 12%
Student > Postgraduate 3 7%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 7%
Other 7 16%
Unknown 11 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 14 33%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 7%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 5%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 5%
Other 4 9%
Unknown 14 33%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 November 2020.
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#2,536,308
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#576
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#15
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