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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:1, January, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(1): 543-549

Multidrug Resistance Pattern in Confirmed Cases of Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection in a Tertiary Care Hospital: A Prospective Study
Shilpa1 and G.P. Aaftab2*
1Medanta Mediciti, Gurgaon, India
2Navodaya Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Raichur, India 
*Corresponding author

One of the most common infections acquired by patients in health care facilities is the Urinary tract infection attributed to the use of an indwelling urinary catheter. Catheter-acquired urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is the source for about 20% of episodes of health-care acquired bacteremia in acute care facilities. The growing Drug resistance developed by the uropathogens from CAUTI cases throws a therapeutic challenge to the clinicians. To determine the CAUTI rate and the antibiotic susceptibility patterns exhibited by the uropathogens causing CAUTI. Urine Samples aseptically aspirated from the sampling port of the urinary catheter were collected from catheterised patients and were processed using conventional culture method as per standard protocol. A total 12 episodes of CAUTI occurred in 720 catheterised patients, amounting to a CAUTI rate of 3.33 per 1000 catheter days. The most common uropathogens isolated were E.coli and Staphylococci, followed by Klebsiella pneumonia. In ur study, we observed that 66% of the Gram negative bacilli isolated from confirmed CAUTI cases were ESBL and AmpC producers. Strict adherence to hand hygiene and the preventive bundle helps in reducing the CAUTI rates drastically and curb the nuisance of spread of multi drug resistance hospital acquired infections.

Keywords: CAUTI; Incidence rate; Antimicrobial resistance; Preventive bundle.

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Shilpa and G.P. Aaftab. 2017. Multidrug Resistance Pattern in Confirmed Cases of Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection in a Tertiary Care Hospital: A Prospective Study.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(1): 543-549. doi:
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