International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Microbiology | India | Volume 13 Issue 5, May 2024 | Rating: 4.8 / 10

Aerobic Bacteriological Profile of Surgical Site Infections and their Antibiogram

Agrawalla S | Meher BP

Abstract: This prospective study, conducted from July 2022 to June 2023, explores the incidence and antimicrobial resistance patterns in surgical site infections (SSIs) in a hospital setting. A total of 1120 patients undergoing clean and clean-contaminated surgeries were examined, with samples collected from clinically suspected SSIs using aseptic methods. These samples were cultured on 5% sheep blood agar and MacConkey agar, and bacterial isolates were identified and subjected to antimicrobial susceptibility testing using the Kirby Bauer disc diffusion method, according to CLSI guidelines. The study found a high incidence of SSIs, with Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli being the predominant isolates. Notably, resistance patterns showed high resistance to Amoxyclav and sensitivity to Imipenem. The findings underscore the necessity for continuous surveillance of microbial patterns and antibiotic susceptibility to combat the rise of multidrug-resistant pathogens and improve SSI management strategies.

Keywords: Surgical site infections, antimicrobial resistance, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, infection control

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 5, May 2024,

Pages: 245 - 248

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