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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(12): 1972-1977
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.612.226


A Study on Biofilm Phenotype and Antimicrobial Resistance Pattern of Clinical Isolates from Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection
Neha Haswani*, Tasmiya Katheeja and Sathya Anandam
Department of Microbiology, Yenepoya Medical College, university road, Deralakatte, Mangalore-575018, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Biofilms associated with indwelling medical devices are a major public health concern now-a-days as they are difficult to treat with the routine antibiotics. So the present study was taken up to study the biofilm producing phenotype and antimicrobial resistance pattern of pathogens in patients with catheter associate urinary tract infection (CAUTI). Method: this prospective study with 50 urine samples from catheterized patients (indwelling urinary catheter of more than 48 hrs) was carried out over a period of three months. Isolation and identification of the organism was followed by detection of biofilm phenotype by the tissue culture plate method. The results were analysed using SSPS 22.0 software. The most common organism isolated was E. coli (54%), followed by Klebsiella pneumoniae (16%). Among the total isolates, 31 (62%) were positive for the biofilm phenotype. Biofilm producing strains showed relatively higher antibiotic resistance than non-producers. 71% of the biofilm producers were multidrug resistant. Our study showed a significant association between biofilm production and multidrug resistant.


Keywords: Catheter associated urinary tract infections, Biofilm, Tissue culture plate method.
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Neha Haswani, Tasmiya Katheeja and Sathya Anandam. 2017. A Study on Biofilm Phenotype and Antimicrobial Resistance Pattern of Clinical Isolates from Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(12): 1972-1977. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.612.226