Selection and co-selection of antibiotic resistances among Escherichia coli by antibiotic use in primary care: An ecological analysis.

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Summary of "Selection and co-selection of antibiotic resistances among Escherichia coli by antibiotic use in primary care: An ecological analysis."

The majority of studies that link antibiotic usage and resistance focus on simple associations between the resistance against a specific antibiotic and the use of that specific antibiotic. However, the relationship between antibiotic use and resistance is more complex. Here we evaluate selection and co-selection by assessing which antibiotics, including those mainly prescribed for respiratory tract infections, are associated with increased resistance to various antibiotics among Escherichia coli isolated from urinary samples.


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Name: PloS one
ISSN: 1932-6203
Pages: e0218134


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