A descriptive study on the neonatal sepsis, bacterial isolates and antibiotic susceptibility patterns among neonates

Pais, Maria and Devi, Elsa Sanatombi and Pai, Muralidhar V and Lewis, Leslie and Gorge, Anice and Mayya, Shreemathi S and Bairy, KL (2011) A descriptive study on the neonatal sepsis, bacterial isolates and antibiotic susceptibility patterns among neonates. International Journal of Community Pharmacy, 4 (2). pp. 19-24.

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Abstract

Data from hospital record of 96 neonates hospitalized with sepsis were analyzed using SPSS 11.5version to identify sepsis- its signs and symptomswith 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 preterm, and 44 (45.8%) were referred from various institutes after initial trial of management for the same. Majority66 (68.8%) had respiratory distress. Lethargy was noted in 56 (58.3%), 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 symptomsof sepsisamong II (11.46%)neonatesand Staphylococcusaureus was responsiblefor triggering late signs and symptomsof sepsisamong 1.1() 1.46%)neonates.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Neonatal sepsis; descriptive study; NICU; blood culture; micro organisms and antibiotics.
Subjects: Departments at MU > Statistics
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Medical Surgical
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Paediatrics
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 02 May 2013 04:30
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2016 09:39
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/79925

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