Neonatal sepsis, bacterial isolates and antibiotic susceptibility patterns among neonates

Pais, Maria and Devi, Elsa Sanatombi and Pai, Muralidhar V and Lewis, Leslie and Geroge, Anice and Mayya, Shreemathi S and Bairy, KL (2012) Neonatal sepsis, bacterial isolates and antibiotic susceptibility patterns among neonates. The Nursing Journal of India, 103 (1). pp. 18-20.

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Abstract

Data from hospital records of 96 neonates hospitalised with sepsis were analysed using SPSS 11.5 version to identify sepsis--its signs and symptoms with which they were admitted, bacterial isolates and antibiotic susceptibility patterns among neonates admitted during 2007-2009. The retrospective data revealed that majority of the neonates 61 (63.5%) were males. Of the 96 neonates 52 (54.2%) were pre-term, and 44 (45.8%) were referred from various institutes after initial trial of management for the same. Majority ie. 66 (68.8%) had respiratory distress. Lethargy was noted in 56 (58.30%), fever among 10 (10.4%) and jaundice was reported among 6 (6.2%). Blood culture and sensitivity revealed that pseudomonas infection claimed to have triggered early signs and symptoms of sepsis among 11 (11.46%) neonates and Staphylococcus aureus was responsible for triggering late signs and symptoms of sepsis among 11 (11.46%) neonates.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Departments at MU > Statistics
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Child Health
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Medical Surgical
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Paediatrics
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pharmacology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2013 05:23
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2013 05:23
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/79493

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