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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:12, December, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
NAAS RATING 2020: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(12): 3049-3055

In-vitro Comparison of Antibacterial (Triclosan) Coated Suture Material with Non-coated Suture Material against common Bacterial pathogens Causing Surgical Site Infection
S. Soumya*, Praful S. Maste and Sumati Hogade
Department of Microbiology and Department of Neurosurgery, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, KLES Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital and Medical Research Center, KLE University, Belgaum, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author

Surgical Site infections (SSI) are the most common nosocomial infections, resulting in increased mortality and morbidity in post-surgical patients. It represents an economical burden to healthcare systems. Sutures act as nidus for microorganisms to multiple at the operated site resulting in SSI, thus this study was undertaken to determine the use of antibacterial coated suture to decrease the incidence of SSI in comparison to use of non-coated sutures. Agar Diffusion test (ADT) was used to test the efficacy of antibacterial-coated and non-coated suture material. A good zone of inhibition was seen around the antibiotic coated suture against MRSA, MSSA, Proteus mirabilis, Proteus vulgaris and E. coli and no zone of inhibition against Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Triclosan coated sutures showed good antibacterial activity in-Vitro growth and so may be considered its use as a routine practice.

Keywords: Surgical site infection, Triclosan, Triclosan coated suture, Antibacterial coated suture.

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Soumya, S., Praful S. Maste and Sumati Hogade. 2017. In-vitro Comparison of Antibacterial (Triclosan) Coated Suture Material with Non-coated Suture Material against Common Bacterial Pathogens Causing Surgical Site Infection.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(12): 3049-3055. doi:
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