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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(2): 1504-1511
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.181


A Study on Post-Operative Wound Infections
Sagila Savithri Gangadharan*
Division of Microbiology, Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, 695 011, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Sepsis in modern surgery continues to be a significant problem for healthcare practitioners across the globe.1Since initial antimicrobial therapy usually remains empiric; the knowledge of prevailing susceptibility patterns at individual institutions is a must. To determine the etiology of surgical site infections (SSI) in patients admitted to a tertiary care teaching hospital, study its antibiogram and the prevalence of ESBL. 200 patients who developed SSI in a teaching hospital during a period of one year were prospectively studied. Clinical records were also reviewed to assess the surgical wound, associated risk factors and outcome. 200 patients, 88 males and 112 females, who developed SSI, were studied. Of the wounds studied, 103 were from clean- contaminated wounds. The most common pathogen was Staphylococcus aureus (41.71%), followed by Klebsiella pneumoniae (19.43%) and E. coli (17.14%). MRSA prevalence was 28.77%. ESBL prevalence was also high. Most gram negative bacilli other than Pseudomonas aeruginosa were found to be resistant to 1st and 2nd line drugs and sensitive mainly to carbapenems and βlactam-βlactamase inhibitor combinations. With the increase in incidence of nosocomial infections and multi drug resistance, a meticulous and periodic surveillance of SSI is called for.


Keywords: Etiology, SSI, ESBL, Drug resistance
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Sagila Savithri Gangadharan. 2018. A Study on Post-Operative Wound Infections.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(2): 1504-1511. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.181