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Antimicrobial resistance among Escherichia coli isolates from dogs presented with urinary tract infections at a veterinary teaching hospital in South Africa

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Veterinary Research, July 2018
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Title
Antimicrobial resistance among Escherichia coli isolates from dogs presented with urinary tract infections at a veterinary teaching hospital in South Africa
Published in
BMC Veterinary Research, July 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12917-018-1552-7
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Daniel Nenene Qekwana, Lufuno Phophi, Vinny Naidoo, James Wabwire Oguttu, Agricola Odoi

Abstract

This study investigated the burden and predictors of canine E. coli urinary tract infections (UTI) and antimicrobial resistance among dogs presented at a veterinary teaching hospital in South Africa, 2007-2012. The Cochran-Armitage trend test was used to investigate temporal trends while logistic regression models were used to investigate predictors (age, sex, breed, year) of E. coli infections and antimicrobial resistance (AMR). A total of 22.3% (168/755) of the urinary specimens tested positive for E. coli. A significant (p = 0.0004) decreasing temporal trend in the percentage of E. coli positive isolates was observed over the study period. There were high levels of AMR to penicillin-G (99%), clindamycin (100%), tylosine (95%), cephalothin (84%) but relatively low levels of resistance to enrofloxacin (16%), orbifloxacin (21%). Almost all (98%, 164/167) the isolates exhibited multidrug resistance (MDR), while only 11% (19/167) and 2% (4/167) exhibited extensive drug resistance (XDR) and pan-drug resistance (PDR), respectively. Although, the risk of E. coli UTI declined during the study period, the risk of AMR increased. The high levels of AMR and MDR as well as the presence of XDR and PDR is concerning as these have the potential of affecting prognosis of UTI treatments.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 74 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 16 22%
Student > Master 10 14%
Researcher 9 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 8%
Other 3 4%
Other 10 14%
Unknown 20 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 26 35%
Immunology and Microbiology 7 9%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 3%
Other 8 11%
Unknown 21 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 September 2018.
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#8,444,799
of 13,465,538 outputs
Outputs from BMC Veterinary Research
#907
of 1,979 outputs
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#160,482
of 268,499 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Veterinary Research
#2
of 7 outputs
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