Bacteriology of urinary tract infection associated with indwelling J ureteral stents.

Journal of endourology / Endourological Society

Volume 18 - Number 9

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To investigate the microorganisms responsible for urinary tract infection (UTI) and stent colonization in patients with indwelling J ureteral stents and to compare the antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of the isolates from urine and J stents in order to establish the etiologic agents of bacteriuria and colonized stents in such patients and provide baseline data on an antibiotic policy for the urology unit.