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Abstract

PRESCRIPTION PATTERN OF DRUGS IN URINARY TRACT INFECTION PATIENTS IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL

Puneetha P.*, Bharathi D. R., Chanada G. and Vaddi Naveen Kumar

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Urinary tract infection (UTI) is an extremely common clinical problem which may involve urethra, bladder, uterus and kidney. Urinary tract infections are one of the most common microbial diseases encountered in medical practice affecting people of all ages. The rationality of the prescriptions will help the physician in selecting the most appropriate cost effective treatment. The science of prescribing or prescription writing is a mode of conveying the drug message from a prescriber to the patient. Prescribing drugs is an important skill which needs to be continuously assessed and refined accordingly. Objectives: To study the prescription pattern of drugs in UTI patients. Materials And Methods: It is a prospective observational study conducted in BMCH&RC for a period of six months. Patients admitted in General Medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology and Paediatric Units. The data was collected from medical records of the patients and documented in suitable designed form. Results: A total of 82 patients of UTI patients were enrolled during the study period. 33patients of males and 49 of female patients were diagnosed with UTI. 41- 60 years age group of UTI patients are more. Out of 82 patients 16.1% have been prescribed with cephalosporin, 1.3% prescribed with flouroquinolones, 13.6% prescribed with other antibiotics. Conclusion: The presentstudy may be propitious for the physicians for optimizing rational use of drugs and to improve the quality of patient care.

Keywords: UTI.


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