Pushpa Sissodia

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Objectives: To carry out a retrospective study on Acinetobacter baumannii isolates from various clinical samples in a tertiary care hospital in India and analyze its epidemiology, antibiotic susceptibility patterns, pathogenic potential and nosocomial status. Materials and methods: The clinical specimens over a period of 14 months from December 2008 to(More)
BACKGROUND Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) contribute 30%-40% of all the nosocomial infections and they are associated with substantially increased institutional death rates. A multimodal supervision program which incorporates training of the staff with respect to infection control measures can be effective in reducing the CAUTIs in(More)
The objective of this study was to assess the impact of antimicrobial stewardship programs on the multidrug resistance patterns of bacterial isolates. The study comprised an initial retrospective analysis of multidrug resistance in bacterial isolates for one year (July 2007-June 2008) followed by prospective evaluation of the impact of Antimicrobial(More)
Results The VAP rates over the entire study period varied between 0 and 30.9/1000 ventilator days. The VAP rate for the year 2009 was 9.72 (22 VAP infections in 2263 ventilator days) which reduced to 3.43 (11 VAP infections in 3202 ventilator days) in the following year 2010 as a result of the interventions. The study showed hand hygiene compliance of the(More)
Results A. baumannii were isolated in 354 samples out of 3036 gram negative isolates (11.6% prevalence) from the entire hospital in the 25 month period. Maximum isolates were from respiratory secretions (59.8%) followed by blood (18.6%). Prevalence of A. baumannii rose to 29.5% (269 out of 909 gram negatives isolates) in ICU. The nosocomial status of A.(More)
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