A small pilot study of patients attending Homerton University Hospital's urology nurse consultant-led TRUS biopsy clinic was undertaken to ascertain the rate of ciprofloxacin-resistant
bacteria in this population.
Although previous research addressed only the mutations found in ciprofloxacin-resistant
strains, in this study the strains were also resistant to enrofloxacin, suggesting the same resistance acquisition mechanism.
Salmonella enterica Serotype Typhi, United States, 1999-2008.
Inpast, fluoroquinolones showed excellent clinical activity against Enterobacteriaceae including Klebsiella, but the frequency of ciprofloxacin-resistant
Klebsiella pneumoniae has increased worldwide in recent years.
Molecular characterization of Neisseria gonorrhoeae identifies transmission and resistance of one ciprofloxacin-resistant
8 percent of patients had ciprofloxacin-resistant
The sudden appearance of ciprofloxacin-resistant
gonorrhoea in South Africa was first reported among isolates tested in Durban in 2003.
But in the 1990s, the CDC noted the emergence in Asia of ciprofloxacin-resistant
The purportedly resistant strains have included community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) (4,5) and ciprofloxacin-resistant
Ciprofloxacin plus rifampin may be a third, but less-desirable, vancomycin alternative because ciprofloxacin use may result in increased MRSA rates and because the isolates often test ciprofloxacin-resistant
, per the flowchart (Figure 1).
His retrospective case-control study demonstrated that these patient characteristics constitute powerful risk factors that markedly increase the odds of infection by a ciprofloxacin-resistant
isolate of Escherichia coli.