Ciprofloxacin is often prescribed

So they examined in a hospital setting the number of prescriptions for ciprofloxacin doubled between 1996 and 2004. "In one quarter of the cases the agent is not indicated," said Van Hees. In her doctoral research concludes that include prophylactic use of ciprofloxacin in the removal of a bladder catheter (CAD) is not effective and that E. coli by ciprofloxacin can undergo de novo mutations resistant to the organism. "The resistance to ciprofloxacin was from 2009 to 2010 to 12 percent in the studied hospital," says Van Hees. "In nursing homes is however much higher."

Ciprofloxacin is actually intended as a reserve asset, but doctors often prescribe it as first choice because it is to administer oral antibiotic and a wide spectrum of diseases is working.

Prudent use of antibiotics in human medicine is not enough to prevent the ever increasing resistance, according to Van Hees. In veterinary medicine, large quantities of antibiotics, including antibiotics related to ciprofloxacin.