Conclusion: Frequency of VAP is quite high in our setup, identification of causative bacterial pathogens and their antibiotic susceptibility pattern will not only help in providing effective treatment to the patients but will also help in the formulation of antibiogram
according to local resistance patterns for empirical therapy and to reduce the morbidity and mortality.
Susceptibilities were summarized into a hospital antibiogram
using Stata version 12 (https:// www.
Multi drug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Pathogen burden and associated antibiogram
in a tertiary care hospital of Pakistan.
and susceptibility pattern of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus collected from various clinical samples in Bengaluru.
12 Antibiotics used for antibiogram
determination of the collected strains among FQ were: norfloxacin, ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin, enoxacin, moxifloxacin, and sparfloxacin and nalidixic acid.
Frequency and antibiogram
of multi-drug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Keeping this in mind this study has been undertaken to know the common organism involved and their antibiogram
in our set up.
When an organism such as Bacteroides can be rapidly identified, this provides physicians with information they can use--along with antibiogram
data and patient assessment--to make treatment decisions.
Summary of knowledge vignettes with the corresponding proportion of correct responses by medical school, % (rounded) Competency assessed Overall UCT UFS Management of uncomplicated 69 87 44 urinary tract infection Recognising the spectrum of 23 33 19 activity of selected anti-microbial agents Assessing severity and management 78 96 59 of community-acquired pneumonia Interpretation of 59 78 54 antibiogram
and de-escalation Management of upper- 70 81 68 respiratory tract infection Management of drip-site infection 15 21 8 Assessing severity and management 43 48 48 of C.
Wilson, MD/Linda Verchick, MS from the Southern Nevada Health District; A Patient's Personal Story presented by Ellen DePrat, RN, MSN; Healthcare-Associated infections impact in the US presented by Elena Mnatsakanyan, MD; Review of Antibiogram
Utilization presented by Becky Jayakumar, PharmD; Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock presented by Oyshik Banerjee, PharmD; Overcoming Barriers to Antimicrobial Stewardship presented by Norman Wright, RN, MS; --Marissa Brown, MHA, BSN, RN--Director of the Nevada Hospital Association and others also spoke.
and microbiological patterns of external ear canal of dogs with reference to otitis.
This demonstrated a rapid reduction in the VAP rate from 60 to 11 per 1000 ventilator days and improvement in the facility's antibiogram
, with improvements in ABC susceptibility to both amikacin and meropenem.