STUDY OF BACTERIAL ISOLATES AND THEIR ANTIMICROBIAL SENSITIVITY PROFILE CAUSING HOSPITAL ACQUIRED INFECTION AMONG PATIENTS IN MEDICAL ICU IN MORADABAD UP
Hint Jahan, Shweta R. Sharma* and Umar Farooq
Introduction: An infection occurring in a patient, in a hospital or other Health care facility, in whom the infection was not present or was not incubating at the time of admission.Infections occurring more than 48hrs after admission are usually considered Nosocomial or Hospital Acquired infections. Aim: Study of bacterial isolates and their antimicrobial sensitivity profile causing hospital acquired infection among patients in medical ICU in Moradabad (up). Materials and Methods: The stud was carried out in the â€žDepartment of micro iolog â€Ÿ Moradabad hospital. Result: From different 200 samples collected from different age group of patients admitted in ICU of TMMC & RC, 138 were positive with the highest prevalence gram negative bacilli of E. coli followed by Klebsiella and pseudomonas. Conclusion: ICU- acquired infection is common and often associated with microbiological isolates of resistant organism. The potential effects on outcome emphasize the important of specific measures for infection control in critically ill patients.
Keywords: Nosocomial infection, ICU (Intensive care unit) Patients, AST (Antibiotic sensitivity testing).
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