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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(9): 293-298
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.809.035


A Study of Organisms Causing Surgical Site Infections and their Antimicrobial Susceptibility in a Tertiary Care Hospital
R. Aruthra and P. Neelusree*
Saveetha Medical College, Thandalam, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis refers to a brief case of antibiotic given during post surgery. Surgical site infections increase the hospital stay and prophylaxis has the potential to shorten the hospital stay. Surgical site infection is one of the most common post operative complication and causes significant post- operative morbidity and mortality. The objective of our study was to study the various microorganisms causing surgical site infection, to study their antibiotic susceptibility pattern. This was a postoperative retrospective series study, with 130 patients irrespective of age or gender, presented to the surgical ward of Saveetha Medical College (tertiary care hospital) and undergoing surgical intervention, conducted from Nov 2018 to Feb 2019. Out of 130 patients analysed the most prevalent microorganism is E. coli. The resistance of various microorganisms is studied. Carbapenems would be a better drug for gram negative coverage and vancomycin and linizolid would be a better drug for gram positive coverage.


Keywords: Antimicrobial susceptibility, Surgical site infection, Antibiotic resistance
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Aruthra, R and Neelusree, P. 2019. A Study of Organisms Causing Surgical Site Infections and their Antimicrobial Susceptibility in a Tertiary Care Hospital.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(9): 293-298. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.809.035