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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109
Volume 7, Issue 3, July 2013 pp 91-99
Study of Microbiological Surveillance Data and Antibiotic Sensitivity Patterns for Isolates Collected at a Single Tertiary Care Hospital
Vibha B. Tiwari1, B. M. Kuril2, M. K. Doibale3
1Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Miraj, Maharashtra, INDIA.
2Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, INDIA.
3Professor and Head, Department of Community Medicine, Dr. S. C. Govt. Medical College, Nanded, Maharashtra, INDIA.
Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.
Context: Microbiological surveillance data is of crucial importance in appropriate management of patients with infectious diseases. The current study was conducted to study the microbiological surveillance data along with antibiotic sensitivity patterns for isolates collected at a single tertiary care center for over 6 months. Aims: To study the microbiological surveillance data & antibiotic sensitivity patterns for isolates collected at a single tertiary care hospital. Settings and Design: Retrospective study conducted at microbiology department of Dr.Shankar Rao Chavan Govt. Medical College, Nanded. Methods and Material: Culture reports data were retrospectively collected from microbiology department of Dr.Shankar Rao Chavan Govt. Medical College, Nanded. Isolates from clinical specimens such as sputum, pus, urine, pleural fluid, and suction tip and throat swab samples were analyzed in the present study. Frequency of different organisms which were isolated as well as the antibiotics to which the organisms were resistant was recorded. Statistical analysis used: Percentages. Results: Among the sputum, pleural fluid, urine and suction tip samples isolates there was a clear trend regarding the emergence of gram negative organisms with pseudomonas being the most common isolate. E.coli was the most common isolate in urine samples. Staphylococcus was predominant among the pus samples. Majority of the isolates from these samples were resistant to antibiotics such as Amox+clav, Lomefloxacin, Ofloxacin,Carbenecillin, Cefuroxime sodium, Ceftazidine etc. Conclusions: Pseudomonas and E.coli were the most common gram negative isolates and staphylococcus was most common among the gram positive organisms. Amox+clav was the most common antibiotic to which the organisms were resistant.