Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) Among Patients at G.G. Hospital & Medical College, Jamnagar


  • Shirishkumar Patel Medical College Baroda, Vadodara
  • Pankajkumar P Taviad Medical College Baroda, Vadodara
  • Mala Sinha M P SHAH Govt. Medical College, Jamnagar
  • T B Javadekar Medical College Baroda, Vadodara
  • Vipul P Chaudhari Government Medical College, Surat


Urinary tract infections, Antibiotic susceptibility


Background: It has been estimated that symptomatic urinary tract infections (UTI) occurs in as many as 7 million visits to emergency units and 100,000 hospitalizations annually. UTI has become the most common hospital-acquired infection, accounting for as many as 35% of nosocomial infections, and it is the second most common cause of bacteraemia in hospitalized patients.

Objective: (1) To detect the prevalence rate of bacterial infection among urinary isolates from patients having UTI. (2) To detect prevalence rate of drug resistance among pathogen isolate from patients having UTI.

Results: The prevalence of Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) was evaluated in 3046 patients attending G.G. Hospital & Medical College, Jamnagar. Results showed 1416 (46.48%) patients were positive. The most common organisms were Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, and Proteus mirabilis. In-vitro antibiotic susceptibility tests revealed that the gram negatives bacteria were sensitive to quinolones (Gatifloxacin, levofloxacin) and meropenum, while the gram positive isolates were sensitive to linazolid, erythromycin & quinolones (Gatifloxacin, levofloxacin ).

Conclusion: The findings suggested the need for constant monitoring of susceptibility of specific pathogens in different populations to commonly used anti-microbial agents.


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How to Cite

Patel S, Taviad PP, Sinha M, Javadekar TB, Chaudhari VP. Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) Among Patients at G.G. Hospital & Medical College, Jamnagar. Natl J Community Med [Internet]. 2012 Mar. 31 [cited 2023 Jun. 5];3(01):138-41. Available from: https://njcmindia.com/index.php/file/article/view/1663



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