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Iran South Med J 2005, 7(2): 141-146 Back to browse issues page
Urinary tract infection in patients with spinal cord injury in Bushehr Province
Hooman Salimipour Mr , Asghar Zare Mr, Katayoon Vahdat Mrs
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Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common problem in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). UTI is an important cause of morbidity and mortality among these patients. In a cross-sectional study, 957 cases with SCI were evaluated for UTI. The mean of age of the subjects (35 females & 62 males) was 26.74 years and the mean duration of SCI was 8.5 years. The prevalence of UTI was 63.9 percent. The most frequent isolated bacteria was E. coli (71.7%) and had susceptibility to ceftizoxime and a high level of resistance to nitrofurantoin. The most common locus of SCI was in lumbosacral area (70.1%). The lumbosacral area was the most prevalent lesion in patients with SCI and UTI. In conclusion, there is a high prevalence of UTI in patients with SCI, therefore intermittent catheterization and the other strategies including using local disinfectants are recommended.
Keywords: urinary tract infection, pyuria, bacteriuria, spinal cord injury
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: General
Received: 2009/01/17 | Accepted: 2009/01/17 | Published: 2009/01/17
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Salimipour H, Zare A, Vahdat K. Urinary tract infection in patients with spinal cord injury in Bushehr Province. Iran South Med J. 2005; 7 (2) :141-146
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