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Antibiotic treatment of healthcare-associated infections

Presented By
Dr José Medina-Polo, Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain
EAU 2021
A periodical review of healthcare-associated infections in a urology ward led to changes in the prescriptions of antibiotics, aimed to optimise the management of infections [1]. Healthcare-associated infections included urinary tract infections and surgical wound infections. Inadequate antibiotic treatment for infections has negative consequences in terms of morbidity and even mortality. On top of that, inadequate antibiotic treatment could lead to the development of multi-drug resistant microorganisms. Regular assessment of the characteristics of infections, including susceptibility patterns, leads to optimisation of antibiotic treatment selection. A study presented by Dr José Medina-Polo (Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain) analysed the evolution of antibiotic prescription in patients with healthcare-associated infections who were hospitalised in their urology department from 2012 to 2020. Between 2012 and 2015, the most frequentl...

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