BACTERIOLOGICAL STUDY OF POST-OPERATIVE WOUND INFECTIONS AND THEIR ANTIBIOGRAMS IN A TERTIARY CARE TEACHING HOSPITAL

International Journal of Clinical and Biomedical Research

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Title BACTERIOLOGICAL STUDY OF POST-OPERATIVE WOUND INFECTIONS AND THEIR ANTIBIOGRAMS IN A TERTIARY CARE TEACHING HOSPITAL
 
Creator Namburi1, Prasada Rao
D, Sisira
BV, Surendra
 
Subject Surgical site infections; Post-operative wound infections; Antibiograms
 
Description Background: Surgical site infections (SSI) are frequently occurring in postoperative complications. The present study is undertaken to isolate and determine the frequency of distribution of pathogens in post-operative wound infections and the antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of the causative organisms. Methods: This cross-sectional, prospective study was carried out over a period of one year. 250 pus samples from cases of surgical site infections were processed for gram staining, culture, biochemical identification tests, and antimicrobial susceptibility testing. Results: Out of 250 patients of post-operative wound infections, 48 are cultured positive, among which 21 were gram-positive, and 27 were gram-negative. Staphylococcus aureus emerged as the commonest etiological agent 17 (35.42%) followed by Pseudomonas aeruginosa 14 (29.17%), E.coli 6 (12.5%). Amikacin (72.9%) was found to be the most effective antibiotic, and Multidrug resistance was observed with staphylococcus aureus (79.16%) and pseudomonas aeruginosa (83.3%). Conclusions: Staphylococcus aureus is the commonest etiological agent for Postoperative wound infections. Antibiotic susceptibility pattern of various isolates helps in proper selection of antibiotics and in this study, it was found that Amikacin was the most effective antibiotic against postoperative wound infections.
 
 
Publisher Sumathi Publications
 
Date 2020-04-29
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://www.ijcbr.com/index.php/ijcbr/article/view/351
10.31878/ijcbr.2020.62.05
 
Source International Journal of Clinical and Biomedical Research; Volume 6, Issue 2; April 2020; 18-20
2395-0471
2521-0394
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://www.ijcbr.com/index.php/ijcbr/article/view/351/366
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Prasada Rao Namburi, Sisira D, Surendra BV
 

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