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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(11): 1121-1128
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.711.130


Bacteriological Profile and Antibiogram of Catheter Related Blood Stream Infections (CR-BSIs) among Chronic Hemodialysis Patients Attending Tertiary Care Medical College Hospital
S. Karthiga1, A. Dhanasekaran2 and R. Someshwaran2*
1Karpagam Faculty of Medical Sciences and Research, Othakkalmandapam, Coimbatore-641032, Tamil Nadu, India
2Department of Microbiology, Karpagam Faculty of Medical Sciences and Research, Othakkalmandapam, Coimbatore-641032, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Central Venous Catheter (CVC) remains a suitable form of vascular access for patients with chronic hemodialysis and has been estimated that almost 30-40% of patients are dependent on CVCs for their vascular access. Aim of the study is to determine the prevalence of Catheter Related Blood Stream Infections (CRBSIs). A Cross sectional study was undertaken after ethical committee approval, Blood samples (5ml-10ml) were collected from catheter site under sterile precautions and Blood Culture (Bac‘T’Alert) performed and isolates grown were identified by routine methods as per standards. Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing was also performed and results noted. Out of the 60 samples processed 24 samples (40%) were “Culture Positives” and 36 samples (60%) were sterile and termed “Culture Negatives” after 5 days of incubation. The predominant Gram positive organism observed in our study was MRCONS followed by MSCONS. The prevalence of CRBSIs among chronic hemodialysis patients with central venous catheter in- situ was found to be 40%. Improving basic infection control measures and increasing the awareness by educating the health care providers could significantly reduce the occurrence of bacteremia could possibly aid in early diagnosis.


Keywords: Chronic kidney disease, Septicemia, Bacteremia, Biofilm, Infection control, Antibiotic policy
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Karthiga, S., A. Dhanasekaran and Someshwaran, R. 2018. Bacteriological Profile and Antibiogram of Catheter Related Blood Stream Infections (CR-BSIs) among Chronic Hemodialysis Patients Attending Tertiary Care Medical College Hospital.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(11): 1121-1128. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.711.130