Home > Research > Publications & Outputs > Susceptibility of urinary tract bacteria to ant...
View graph of relations

Susceptibility of urinary tract bacteria to antibiotics in Cape Coast, Ghana.

Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

Published

Standard

Susceptibility of urinary tract bacteria to antibiotics in Cape Coast, Ghana. / Bosu, William; Acquah, Samuel .

In: East African Medical Journal, Vol. 73, No. 7, 1996, p. 468-70.

Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

Harvard

Bosu, W & Acquah, S 1996, 'Susceptibility of urinary tract bacteria to antibiotics in Cape Coast, Ghana.', East African Medical Journal, vol. 73, no. 7, pp. 468-70.

APA

Bosu, W., & Acquah, S. (1996). Susceptibility of urinary tract bacteria to antibiotics in Cape Coast, Ghana. East African Medical Journal, 73(7), 468-70.

Vancouver

Bosu W, Acquah S. Susceptibility of urinary tract bacteria to antibiotics in Cape Coast, Ghana. East African Medical Journal. 1996;73(7):468-70.

Author

Bosu, William ; Acquah, Samuel . / Susceptibility of urinary tract bacteria to antibiotics in Cape Coast, Ghana. In: East African Medical Journal. 1996 ; Vol. 73, No. 7. pp. 468-70.

Bibtex

@article{ee61929f101b4e80a11ad1f661189a61,
title = "Susceptibility of urinary tract bacteria to antibiotics in Cape Coast, Ghana.",
abstract = "A total of 857 urine specimens were received at the Cape Coast Central Hospital between 1993 and 1995 for microscopy, culture and sensitivity. Of these, 225 (26.2%) yielded significant bacterial growth. Twelve organisms were isolated with Escherichia coli, coliforms and Klebsiella species accounting for about 79% of all bacterial isolates. Over 76% of isolates were resistant to cotrimoxazole, ampicillin and tetracycline. However, over 81% were sensitive to cefuroxime, gentamicin, nalidixic acid and nitrofurantoin. Except for cefuroxime, the sensitivity of isolates to all antibiotics tested were generally lower in 1995 than in 1993. A decreasing trend in the antibiotic sensitivity of E. coli over the three-year period was observed. ",
author = "William Bosu and Samuel Acquah",
year = "1996",
language = "English",
volume = "73",
pages = "468--70",
journal = "East African Medical Journal",
number = "7",

}

RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - Susceptibility of urinary tract bacteria to antibiotics in Cape Coast, Ghana.

AU - Bosu, William

AU - Acquah, Samuel

PY - 1996

Y1 - 1996

N2 - A total of 857 urine specimens were received at the Cape Coast Central Hospital between 1993 and 1995 for microscopy, culture and sensitivity. Of these, 225 (26.2%) yielded significant bacterial growth. Twelve organisms were isolated with Escherichia coli, coliforms and Klebsiella species accounting for about 79% of all bacterial isolates. Over 76% of isolates were resistant to cotrimoxazole, ampicillin and tetracycline. However, over 81% were sensitive to cefuroxime, gentamicin, nalidixic acid and nitrofurantoin. Except for cefuroxime, the sensitivity of isolates to all antibiotics tested were generally lower in 1995 than in 1993. A decreasing trend in the antibiotic sensitivity of E. coli over the three-year period was observed.

AB - A total of 857 urine specimens were received at the Cape Coast Central Hospital between 1993 and 1995 for microscopy, culture and sensitivity. Of these, 225 (26.2%) yielded significant bacterial growth. Twelve organisms were isolated with Escherichia coli, coliforms and Klebsiella species accounting for about 79% of all bacterial isolates. Over 76% of isolates were resistant to cotrimoxazole, ampicillin and tetracycline. However, over 81% were sensitive to cefuroxime, gentamicin, nalidixic acid and nitrofurantoin. Except for cefuroxime, the sensitivity of isolates to all antibiotics tested were generally lower in 1995 than in 1993. A decreasing trend in the antibiotic sensitivity of E. coli over the three-year period was observed.

M3 - Journal article

VL - 73

SP - 468

EP - 470

JO - East African Medical Journal

JF - East African Medical Journal

IS - 7

ER -