Antibiotic susceptibility and resistance patterns of pseudomonas aeruginosa strains isolated from different clinical specimens in patients referred to the teaching hospitals in Kermanshah(2001-2)

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P Mohajeri 1 , *

1 Iran

How to Cite: Mohajeri P. Antibiotic susceptibility and resistance patterns of pseudomonas aeruginosa strains isolated from different clinical specimens in patients referred to the teaching hospitals in Kermanshah(2001-2), J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2004 ; 7(4):e81274.

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Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: 7 (4); e81274
Published Online: March 19, 2004
Article Type: Research Article
Received: November 10, 2003
Accepted: March 10, 2004

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Abstract

Background& Objectives :   Pseudomonas aeruginosa is inherently resistant to many antibiotics at concentrations that can be achieved in vivo. This study was done to assess the susceptibility of P.aeruginosa strains, isolated from Kermanshahian patients, to the most commonly prescribed  antibiotics. 

Materials and Methods :50 clinical specimens collected and examined from July 2001 to July 2002 from three hospitals(Sina, Imam khomeini, Taleghani).  

MIC90 was determined by SIGMA powders and agar dilution method for the following antibiotics:Amikacin,Azlocillin,Aztreonam,Carbenicillin,Ceftazidime,Ciprofloxacin,

Gentamicin, Imipenem, Mezlocillin, Norfloxacin, Ticarcillin and Tobramycin. 

Results: Resistance to Amikacin, Azlocillin, Aztreonam, Carbenicillin, Ceftazidime, Ciprofloxacin, Gentamicin, Imipenem, Mezlocillin, Norfloxacin, Ticarcillin and Tobramycin was 38%, 52%, 80% ,72%, 50%, 38%, 52%, 10%, 98%, 40%, 90% and 46%, respectively. 

Discussion : There is no significant difference between our results and others' studies. Imipenem was the most effective antibiotic against P.aeruginosa strains isolated from our patients.

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Pseudomonas aeruginosa MIC Antibiotic typing Kermanshah

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