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Table 5 Antimicrobial resistance of urinary E. coli in patients with and without diabetes. Department of Medicine, Pisa (1996–2003).

From: The influence of diabetes mellitus on the spectrum of uropathogens and the antimicrobial resistance in elderly adult patients with urinary tract infection

  Diabetic patients Non diabetic patients  
Antomicrobial agent Tested strains Resistant strains Tested strains Resistant strains  
  % % p values
ampicillin 157 46 29 490 147 39.6 NS
cotrimoxazole 151 29 19.2 441 77 17.4 NS
ciprofloxacin 154 18 11.6 463 31 6.6 NS
nitrofurantoin 178 15 8.4 495 34 6.9 NS