STUDY ON PREVALENCE AND SENSITIVITY PATTERN OF MICROORGANISMS AT A PRIVATE CORPORATE HOSPITAL
Sriram S*, T. Mohankumar, Manish Kanayalal, Minu Mohan C, Charmie Mohnot, Monisha.K.
AMR (Antimicrobial Resistance) is a complex global public health challenge, and no single or simple strategy will be sufficient to fully contain the emergence and spread of infectious organisms that become resistant to the available antimicrobial drugs. The retrospective study was conducted for a period of 2 years at a700- bedded multi-speciality
private tertiary care hospital at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. A total of 6591 cases were analyzed during retrospective study. Nineteen different micro-organisms were isolated of which major organisms identified were S. pneumoniae(27%), Klebsiella species (21.8%), E. coli (15.3%), S.aureus (10.6%), Pseudomonas(8.3%), S.pyogenes(7.3%). The retrospective data revealed that almost all organisms were highly sensitive to Imipenam.. The evidence obtained indicated that AMR has a significant adverse impact on clinical outcomes and leads to higher costs due to consumption of health-care resources.
Keywords: AMR (Antimicrobial Resistance), S. pneumonia, Klebsiella species, E. coli, S.aureus, Pseudomonas, S.pyogenes.
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