Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2582-0931)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 6

Efficacy of Nitrofurantoin in Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection

Nikita Birhman1*, Sneha Mohan2 and Dalip K Kakru3

1MSc. Medical Microbiology, Department of Microbiology, School of Medical Sciences and Research, Sharda University, Greater Noida, UP, India
2Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, School of Medical Sciences and Research, Sharda University, Greater Noida, UP, India
3Professor, Department of Microbiology, School of Medical Sciences and Research, Sharda University, Greater Noida, UP, India

*Corresponding Author: Nikita Birhman, MSc. Medical Microbiology, Department of Microbiology, School of Medical Sciences and Research, Sharda University, Greater Noida, UP, India.

Received: April 29, 2020; Published: June 01, 2020

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Abstract

Introduction: Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is one of the most common causes of hospital-acquired infections. Nitrofurantoin, a broad-spectrum bactericidal antibiotic, is frequently used to treat UTI, including the catheter associated urinary tract infections.

Materials and Methods: 300 catheterized urine samples were received in the bacteriological laboratory during the study period. The specimens were processed as per the standard bacteriological procedures.

Results: Out of 300 samples included in this study a total of 76 strains were isolated and identified on the basis of culture characteristics, Gram’s stain and biochemical reactions. The isolates were subjected to antimicrobial susceptibility and efficacy of nitrofurantoin was analysed in various organism.

Conclusion: In the present study, we found that Nitrofurantoin (NIT) drug was more effective followed by other antibiotics. This is a welcome finding in times of increasing antibiotic resistance and is a reason enough to suggest prophylactic use of Nitrofurantoin in the health care settings when in dwelling catheters become a necessity.

Keywords: Bacteriological Profile; CAUTI; UTI

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Citation

Citation: Nikita Birhman., et al. “Efficacy of Nitrofurantoin in Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.6 (2020): 158-161.



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