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Antibiotic susceptibility patterns of some clinical isolates from Al-Rass General Hospital


Abstract

In this investigation, 98 clinical isolates of 10 different bacterial pathogens were tested for antibiotics susceptibility. The sources of these isolates were urine, blood, sputum and wound swaps collected from patients from Al-Rass General Hospital, Saudi Arabia. Bacterial isolates were identified and tested for susceptibility with disk diffusion method as recommended by Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI). The results have shown that, of the 98 bacterial isolates representing 9 different bacterial pathogens, 71(72.4 %) were Gram negatives and 27 (27.6 %) were Gram positives. 21 different antibiotic disks were used. The majority of these isolates were resistant to most antibiotics tested. Accordingly, almost all isolates were defined as multidrug resistant (MDR). Acinetobacter baumanii and Enterococcus faecalis are among the most resistant MDR which poses a serious concern. There is a need for continuous monitoring of the susceptibility of pathogens to antibiotics prescribed in hospitals.

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Antibiotic susceptibility patterns of some clinical isolates from Al-Rass General Hospital


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Emad Abdallah Corresponding Author

Department of laboratory sciences, Qassim University

Fiaz Ahamed

Department of Pathology and Laboratory medicine, Al-Rass General Hospital, Saudi Arabia


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  • Author Information
    Emad Abdallah Corresponding Author

    Department of laboratory sciences, Qassim University

    Fiaz Ahamed

    Department of Pathology and Laboratory medicine, Al-Rass General Hospital, Saudi Arabia

    Poster Information
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    First International Online BioMedical Conference September 09, 2015 - September 12, 2015

    Publication history

    Received by Cureus: August 24, 2015
    Published: September 09, 2015

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Abstract

In this investigation, 98 clinical isolates of 10 different bacterial pathogens were tested for antibiotics susceptibility. The sources of these isolates were urine, blood, sputum and wound swaps collected from patients from Al-Rass General Hospital, Saudi Arabia. Bacterial isolates were identified and tested for susceptibility with disk diffusion method as recommended by Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI). The results have shown that, of the 98 bacterial isolates representing 9 different bacterial pathogens, 71(72.4 %) were Gram negatives and 27 (27.6 %) were Gram positives. 21 different antibiotic disks were used. The majority of these isolates were resistant to most antibiotics tested. Accordingly, almost all isolates were defined as multidrug resistant (MDR). Acinetobacter baumanii and Enterococcus faecalis are among the most resistant MDR which poses a serious concern. There is a need for continuous monitoring of the susceptibility of pathogens to antibiotics prescribed in hospitals.

Emad Abdallah

Department of laboratory sciences, Qassim University

For correspondence:
emad100sdl@hotmail.com

Fiaz Ahamed

Department of Pathology and Laboratory medicine, Al-Rass General Hospital, Saudi Arabia

Emad Abdallah

Department of laboratory sciences, Qassim University

For correspondence:
emad100sdl@hotmail.com

Fiaz Ahamed

Department of Pathology and Laboratory medicine, Al-Rass General Hospital, Saudi Arabia

Emad Abdallah

Department of laboratory sciences, Qassim University

For correspondence:
emad100sdl@hotmail.com

Fiaz Ahamed

Department of Pathology and Laboratory medicine, Al-Rass General Hospital, Saudi Arabia

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