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Table 1 Antimicrobial resistance in breakthrough blood/urine isolates

From: Risk factors for infection following prostate biopsy - a case control study

Antimicrobial class Antimicrobial name Urine culture (%) Blood culture (%)
Aminoglycosides Gentamicin 15 (53.6) 20 (58.8)
Tobramycin 3 (10.7) 14 (41.2)
Cephalosporins Cefepime 0 4 (11.7)
Ceftriaxone 4 (14.3) 6 (17.6)
Cephalexin or Cephazolin 8 (28.6) 12 (35.2)
Carbapenems Imipenem 0 0
Fluoroquinolone Ciprofloxacin or Norfloxacin 22 (78.6) 23 (67.6)
Nitrofurans Nitrofurantoin 2 (7.1) 0
Penicillins Ampicillin or Amoxycillin 18 (64.3) 24 (70.6)
Amoxycillin/clavulanic acid 8 (28.6) 20 (58.8)
Piperacillin 3 (10.7) 10 (29.4)
Ticarcillin/clavulanate 6 (21.4) 8 (23.5)
Sulfonamides Trimethoprim 17 (60.7) 2 (5.9)
Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole 6 (21.4) 11 (32.4)
  Total isolate organismsa 28 34
  1. aTotal urine culture organisms: E. coli (n = 27), Acinetobacter spp. (n = 1), Total blood culture organisms: E. coli (n = 34)
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