K. Jyothi Prasad

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PURPOSE Over the last few years, resistance to ciprofloxacin in Salmonella enterica has become a global concern. The present study was undertaken to find out the susceptibility pattern of Salmonella enterica isolates in our hospital. METHODS Blood cultures were done using BacT/ALERT 3D system. The antimicrobial susceptibility testing was carried out by(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Extensive use of antibiotics has added to the escalation of antibiotic resistance. This study was undertaken to evaluate the association, if any between antibiotic use and resistance in a hospital setting, and also detect the predominant mechanism of antibiotic resistance in Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae over a period of(More)
Surveillance of multi drug resistant organisms in a health care setting is a necessity to have optimum treatment out come and less of treatment failures. Once any health care setting gets colonized with multi drug resistant organisms, it is very difficult to decontaminate the environment. On review of our data, for 12 months of year 2008 the prevalence of(More)
PURPOSE Molecular methods which allow rapid detection of tuberculosis as well as drug resistance directly from clinical samples have become the most popular diagnostic methodology with the emergence of multidrug resistant tuberculosis. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the performance of a line probe assay, GenoType MTBDRplus for the rapid(More)
This paper reports the antibiotic consumption data of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi and bacterial resistance over a seven-year period. Cephalosporins, penicillins and fluoroquinolones were the most widely prescribed antibiotics. A correlation was seen between Escherichia coli resistance to third-generation cephalosporins and increased cephalosporin use,(More)
The present report describes use of nucleic acid sequence-based amplification (NASBA) technology to detect pp67 mRNA of cytomegalovirus (CMV) in transplant patients in India. In our experience, pp67 mRNA assay was an accurate, rapid, and effective diagnostic tool to detect active CMV disease in 40.7% (50/123) of symptomatic transplant cases. This assay also(More)
PURPOSE Enteric fever is a major public health problem in developing countries like India. An early and accurate diagnosis is necessary for a prompt and effective treatment. We have evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of two Rapid Salmonella-IgM tests (Typhidot-IgM and Enteroscreen-IgM) as compared to blood culture in rapid and early diagnosis of enteric(More)
Background: Hanging is one of the most common methods of approach in case of suicidal deaths in India. Virtually all hangings are suicides until otherwise it is proved contrary. The ligature mark plays a major role in deriving the important findings to lead investigation. The correlation of external, internal findings help to establishing the crucial facts(More)