Impact of quinolone restriction on resistance patterns of Escherichia coli isolated from urine by culture in a community setting.

@article{Gottesman2009ImpactOQ,
  title={Impact of quinolone restriction on resistance patterns of Escherichia coli isolated from urine by culture in a community setting.},
  author={Bat Sheva Gottesman and Yehuda Carmeli and Pnina Shitrit and Michal Yael Chowers},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2009},
  volume={49 6},
  pages={869-75}
}
BACKGROUND Decreased antimicrobial susceptibility after increased antibiotic use is a known phenomenon. Restoration of susceptibility once antimicrobial use is decreased is not self-evident. Our objective was to evaluate, in a community setting, the impact of quinolone restriction on the antimicrobial resistance of E. coli urine isolates. METHODS We conducted a retrospective, quasi-experimental ecological study to assess the proportion of quinolone-susceptible E. coli urine isolates in the… CONTINUE READING