Indian Journal of Microbiology Research

Identification and antibiogram of gram positive cocci from catheter associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) in intensive care units of a tertiary care hospital

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Author Details: Anupama Bahuleyan,Harshan K H*,Geeta Bhai

Volume : 6

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2394-5478

Print ISSN : 2394-546X

Article First Page : 78

Article End Page : 81


Introduction: The study was conducted to know about the Gram positive cocci causing urinary tract infections in catheterized patients in intensive care units and to study their antimicrobial sensitivity pattern.
Materials and Methods: A sample size of 100 catheterised patients in Intensive care units were included in a period of 1 year from December 2012 to November 2013 to assess the urinary tract infections caused by indwelling catheter.
Result: Of 100 cases, 11 showed catheter associated urinary tract infections. Out of them 10 were Enterococcus spp, and 1 was Coagulase negative staphylococci. Isolates were multi drug resistant and showed sensitivity to Vancomycin, Linezolid, Teicoplanin.
Conclusion: Infections were more with male sex, prolonged catheterization, old age and diabetes. High incidence of CAUTI was found in the first 2 weeks of catheterization. It was noted by antimicrobial susceptibility, that most of the urinary isolates are resistant to the commonly used antibiotics.

Keywords: Intensive care units (ICU), Urinary tract infections (UTI), Catheter associated (CA), Multi drug resistant (MDR).

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