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Title: Microbial infection and antibiotic resistance patterns among Jordanian intensive care patients
Authors: Shehabi, A.A.
Baadran, L.
Issue Date: 1996
Language: English
Abstract: Microbial infections were observed in 30% [155/519] of all patients consecutively admitted in 1993 to the adult intensive care unit in the Jordan University Hospital in Amman. Gram-negative bacteria were involved in 110 [49%], Gram-positive bacteria in 69 [31%], mixed bacteria species in 25 [11%] and Candida spp. in 19 [9%] of all 223 infection episodes. Five species were isolated most frequently: Staphylococcus aureus [40], Acinetobacter spp. [28] Pseudomonas spp. [22], Enterobacter spp. [20] and Klebsiella spp. [17]. Resistance to most commonly available antibiotics was moderate to very high among Gram-positive and Gram-negative isolates. Almost all Gram-negative bacteria were sensitive to imipenem and ciprofloxacin
Description: 515-520
Keywords: Anti-Bacterial Agents
Drug Resistance, Microbial
Intensive Care
Subject: Infection
ISSN: 1020-3397
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