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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 2008;32(1):38-44.
Difference of Organism and Their Antibiotics Sensitivity from Urine Culture in Symptomatic Urinary Tract Infection of Spinal Cord Injury Patients.
Shin, Ji Cheol , Yoo, Jee Hyun , Park, Ji Woong , Park, Sena , Ahn, Seong Joon , Park, Chang il
Department and Research Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. anesyoo@naver.com
척수손상 환자에서 증상성 요로감염 시 소변 균주와 항생제 감수성의 변화
신지철, 유지현, 박지웅, 박세나, 안승준, 박창일
연세의대 재활의학교실 및 재활의학연구소
To assess the necessity of extra rounds of urine culture when symptom of urinary tract infection (UTI) is developed from asymptomatic bacteriuria in spinal cord injury patients.
A total of 226 patients who took a urine culture at least twice during their stay and did not show symptoms of UTI at the admission were chosen. We then divided them into two groups: the one with patients who showed symptoms of UTI, and the other with ones who did not. Follow-up urine culture was performed when patients had symptoms of UTI or after one month from admission.
1) Of the 226 patients, 60 patients showed symptoms of UTI, while 166 patients did not. 2) From the UTI group, there were 38 (63.3%) patients whose organism from their urine culture changed. From the non-UTI group, 79 (47.6%) patients saw their organism from their urine culture changed. 3) From the UTI group, there were 31 (56.4%) patients whose organism was more resistant to the antibiotics. From the non-UTI group, there were 80 (68.4%) patients whose organism was more resistant to the antibiotics.
If UTI occurs in spinal cord injury patients, new organism might be detected in urine culture. Therefore, we should choose the proper antibiotics based on results of follow-up urine culture performed when the patients had symptoms of UTI. (J Korean Acad Rehab Med 2008; 32: 38-44)
Key Words: Urinary tract infection, Neurogenic bladder, Spinal cord injury, Antibiotics


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