Susceptibility of multidrug-resistant nosocomial pathogens for the new antimicrobial agents in Jordan

The International Arabic Journal of Antimicrobial Agents

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Title Susceptibility of multidrug-resistant nosocomial pathogens for the new antimicrobial agents in Jordan
Creator Wadi Al Ramahi M.D, FIDSA, Jamal
Said, MaramAbu
Kwaik, Rasmieh Abu
Jamal, Walid
Jammal, Deema Al
Radaidah, Nisreen Al
Aqel, Amin A.
Description Background
To study resistance rates of multidrug-resistant bacteria (MDR) for new Cephalosporines before their widespread use in Jordan.
During September 2019 - May 2020, MDR-bacteria were prospectively collected from microbiology laboratories of three hospitals, susceptibility of the extended-spectrum β-lactamases-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL), K. pneumoniae-carbapenemases strains (KPC), carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), carbapenem-resistant P. aeruginosa (CRPa), carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii (CRAb), and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) were tested. Demographic details for patients were identified. Antimicrobials evaluated were ceftazidime-avibactam, ceftolozane-tazobactam, and ceftobiprole medocaril.
Non-duplicate 263 MDR clinical isolates were collected from sterile sites; ESBL (128), P. aeruginosa (57), MRSA (37), KPC (22), A. baumannii (11), and CRE (n = 8). The age was dominated by the older age group (Age > 64, Pearson R = 0.985, R2 = 0.969, P = 0.000). Males were 143 and females 107 (P < 0.000). There were (194) isolate from the wards and (55) were from the ICUs. Sources were urine (96), blood (36), soft tissues (49), abdomen (24), URT (14), and osteo-skeletal (12). Clinical diagnoses were: UTI (90). Bacteremia (36), SSTI (45), IAI (23), pneumonia (17), URTI (13), osteomyelitis (11), and diabetic foot (6). The susceptibility of the ESBL-producing bacteria was 100% for meropenem, 99% for ceftazidime-avibactam, and 90% for ceftolozane/tazobactam. P. aeruginosa was, 73% for ceftazidime-avibactam, 62% susceptible to ceftolozane/tazobactam, 62% for meropenem, and 45% to ceftobiprole. CRE was 38% susceptible to ceftazidime-avibactam and KPC 15%, while ceftolozane-tazobactam susceptibility was zero, and 14% for CRE, and 0% for Ceftobiprole Medocaril. A. baumannii was 13% susceptible to ceftazidime-avibactam, meropenem 9%, and 2% for ceftolozane/tazobactam
Ceftazidime-avibactam and ceftolozane/tazobactam may be useful alternatives for the treatment of ESBL-producers and P. aeruginosa, though the MDR-bacteria demonstrated some resistance to the newly introduced agents before their widespread use in the country.
Publisher International Medical Publisher
Date 2021-01-18
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Format application/pdf
Source The International Arabic Journal of Antimicrobial Agents; Vol 11 No 1 (2021)
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Jamal Wadi Al Ramahi M.D, FIDSA, MaramAbu Said, Rasmieh Abu Kwaik, Walid Jamal, Deema Al Jammal, Nisreen Al Radaidah, Amin A. Aqel

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