Bangalore Viswanath Navaneeth

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The susceptibility of urinary pathogens to common antibiotics was investigated and the results analysed retrospectively using the WHONET computer program. Of 1776 urine samples (44 catheterized) processed, 510 (28.7%) urinary pathogens were isolated. Of these 510 positive cultures, 455 (89.2%) were gram-negative bacilli, 45 (8.8%) Candida species and 10(More)
Metallo beta-lactamase (MBL) producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an emerging threat and a cause of concern for the physicians treating such infections. The present study was undertaken to know the resistance pattern of P. aeruginosa to beta-lactamase inhibitors and carbapenems, and to detect the presence of MBL among resistant isolates to both groups of(More)
BACKGROUND Phage typing had been utilised extensively to characterise methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) outbreak strains in the past. It is an invaluable tool even today to monitor emergence and dissemination of MRSA strains. AIMS The aim of this study was to determine the prevalent phage types of MRSA in south India and the association(More)
A preliminary study was conducted to identify the carriers of beta hemolytic streptococci (BHS) among school children. BHS were identified, grouped by latex agglutination test and tested for susceptibility to penicillin, erythromycin and cefazolin from their throat swabs. Prevalence of BHS was found to be 21.6% with group G (43.2%) as the predominant group(More)
Data on antibiotic resistance pattern of gram-negative bacterial isolates of lower respiratory tract secretions of hospitalized patients were fed into WHONET computer and analyzed for the year 1999. Out of 860 samples, 269 (31.2%) were culture positive. Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) accounted for 238 (88.4%) positive samples. Non-fermenting gram-negative(More)
BACKGROUND Occurrence of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) among patient travelers in private rural hospitals are often unknown. OBJECTIVES The aims of the study were to know the occurrence of PTB among patient travelers visiting PES hospital and to create an information and awareness in the establishment of revised national tuberculosis control program(More)
INTRODUCTION Mupirocin competitively inhibits bacterial isoleucyl transfer-RNA synthetase and inhibit bacterial protein synthesis. Widespread usage and over the counter availability of the drug has resulted in resistance among Staphylococcus species. OBJECTIVES This study aimed to determine the overall prevalence of mupirocin resistance among(More)