Infect Dis Now 2021 Jun 30;51(4):374-376. Epub 2020 Dec 30.
Infectiologie, centre hospitalier universitaire, route de Chauvel, 97139 Les Abymes, Guadeloupe, France; Faculté de médecine, université des Antilles, Fouillole, 97110 Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, France. Electronic address:
Background: For several years, we applied an internal guideline for community-acquired urinary tract infections (cUTI), targeting the reduction of fluoroquinolone use (FQ) and thereby favouring cotrimoxazole (CTM) prescription. Our aim was to report adverse effects (AE) and outcome for patients presenting with cUTI and treated with these compounds.
Methods: This cohort study was based on the dashboard of our department, bringing together 28 parameters for all patients, including diagnosis, microbiological data, antibiotic therapy, AE, length of hospital stay (LHS) and outcome. Read More