Antimicrobial resistance for common UTI drug increases five fold since 2000

( George Washington University Medical Center ) In a surveillance study of over 12 million bacteria, investigators at the George Washington University and Providence Hospital found E. coli antimicrobial resistance to ciprofloxacin, the most commonly prescribed antimicrobial for urinary tract infections in the US, increased over five-fold from 2000 to 2010.

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