Dhaka, Bangladesh
Researchers for not prescribing UTI drugs without diagnosis

Researchers for not prescribing UTI drugs without diagnosis

Researchers suggested that physicians should not prescribe drugs for urinary tract infections (UTI) without diagnosis as the country is witnessing high rates of drug resistance in this regard, reports BSS. Organisms causing UTI are gradually getting drug resistance and this phenomenon is increasing worldwide, especially among children, the researchers made the observation in a study released recently. Dhaka Shishu Hospital conducted the study titled, 'Etiology and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Patterns of Urinary Tract Infection', said a press release here today. The principal investigator of the research, Dr M Atiqul Islam of Dhaka Shishu Hospital said, "Ideally urine culture sensitivity patterns should be done before prescribing any antibiotic in treating UTI." Dr Islam said, "Most of UTI patients do not allow sufficient time as they, in majority cases, do not want to wait for such a test that takes up to 72 hours." Head of the Department of Paediatrics at the Northern International Medical College in Dhaka Professor Dr BH Nazma Yasmeen said, " Periodic evaluation of antimicrobial activity of different antibiotics is essential as the pattern of antibiotic sensitivity may vary over periods." The study strongly recommended that there is a great need for antimicrobial resistance surveillance at local, national, and international levels. There is also a need for laboratory analysis of the commonly used drugs that are prescribed for children affected by UTI, the physicians opined.

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