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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 11, Issue:5, May, 2022

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2022.11(5): 8-11

Blood Culture Reports Utilization in Management of Blood Stream Infections in Tertiary Care Hospital, South India
Ragupathy Vikram Balaji iD and J. Pandian*
Department of Microbiology, Government Vellore Medical College Hospital,Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author

The choice of antimicrobial therapy for bloodstream infection is often empirical and based on the knowledge of local antimicrobial activity profiles of the most common bacteria causing infections. This study was conducted at Government Vellore Medical College Hospital to correlate the antibiotic sensitivity pattern with the empirically chosen antibiotics by the clinicians to treat blood stream infections and the change of antibiotic according to the sensitivity pattern. The aim of this work to assess whether antibiotics were changed after receiving blood culture reports by the clinicians. Out of 122 patients included in the study, antibiotics were changed in 107 patients (88%) after the issue of the sensitivity report. The clinical condition of the patient improved with the administration of antibiotics recommended as per the sensitivity report. Mortality was significantly reduced in strictly following the sensitivity pattern. Action plan to educate about Antibiotic choice of bloodstream infections as per Hospital Antibiotic policy of the Hospital, to implement change of antibiotics following reports as per Hospital policy and periodic surveillance regarding sustenance of the Antibiotic policy norms.

Keywords: Local antimicrobial activity, bloodstream infections, Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria

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Ragupathy Vikram Balaji and Pandian, J. 2022. Blood Culture Reports Utilization in Management of Blood Stream Infections in Tertiary Care Hospital, South India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 11(5): 8-11. doi:
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