MODIFICATION OF BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS IN URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS IN ELDERLY
Aim To determinate the biochemical and microbiological tools for diagnosing urinary tract infections in elderly patients hospitalized at the “Sf. Parascheva” Clinical Hospital of Infectious Diseases, in Iasi, from January 2018 to June 2019. Material and methods: A retrospective analysis of the hospital - based medical records of the patients aged over 65 years diagnosed with urinary tract infection who presented signs and symptoms of UTI and urocultures were positive. The parameters followed were age, sex, place of residence, presence of comorbidities, duration of hospitalization, laboratory data. Results: We included in our study 387 patients over 65 years old which presented clinical manifestations of UTI. The highest frequency was in the age group 65-74 years. Escherichia coli was the most isolated pathogen (63%) followed by others as follows Proteus, Klebsiella, Enterobacter, Pseudomonas. Conclusions: Antibiotic resistance of uropathogenic strains isolated revealed that the highest resistance was found to Ampicillin followed by Fluoroquinolones and Cephalosporins.
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