Risk factors that influence the empirical treatment of patients with acute pyelonephritis: a cohort study.

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Risk factors that influence the empirical treatment of patients with acute pyelonephritis: a cohort study.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 Oct 02;:

Authors: Bosch-Nicolau P, Falcó V, Viñado B, Andreu A, Len O, Almirante B, Pigrau C

Objectives. The aim of the current study is to compare community-acquired acute pyelonephritis (CA-APN) with healthcare-associated acute pyelonephritis (HCA-APN), describe outcomes and identify variables that could predict antimicrobial susceptibility.Methods. We conducted an observational study that included all consecutive episodes of acute pyelonephritis (APN) in adults during 2014 at a Spanish university-hospital. From each episode demographic data, co-morbidities, clinical presentation, microbiological data, antimicrobial therapy, and outcome were recorded. A multivariable logistic regression model was performed to define variables associated to antimicrobial resistance.Results. 607 patients were included in the study, 506 (83.4%) CA-APN and 101 (16.6%) HCA-APN. Patients with HCA-APN were older (70.4 vs. 50.6 y; p<0.001), had higher rates of previous urinary tract infections (UTI) (56.5% vs. 24.5%; p<0.001) and previous antibiotic use (56.8% vs. 22.8%; p<0.001). Escherichia coli was more frequently isolated in CA-APN than in HCA-APN (79.9% vs. 50.5%; p<0.001). Resistance rates of E. coli in CA-APN vs. HCA-APN were: amoxicillin-clavulanic acid (22.4% vs. 53.2%, p=0.001), cefuroxime (7.7% vs. 43.5%, p=0.001), ceftriaxone (4.3% vs. 32.6%, p<0.001), ciprofloxacin (22.8% vs. 74.5%, p<0.001), and cotrimoxazole (34.5% vs. 58.7%, p=0.003). Site of acquisition, recurrent UTI and previous antibiotic use were independent risk factors for antimicrobial resistance. Relapse rates were significantly higher when definitive antimicrobial treatment was not adequate (37.1% vs. 9.3%; p<0.001).Conclusions. Our study reflects the rise of resistance to common used antibiotics in acute pyelonephritis. In order to choose the adequate empirical antibiotic therapy risk factors for resistance should be considered.

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