Examination of Bacterial Pathogens an in Intensive Care Unit of a Military Hospital in Alkharj

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Nehad J. Ahmed

Abstract

Aim: The present study was undertaken to identify the most common infectious agents for Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients in a military hospital in Alkharj – Saudi Arabia.

Methodology: This study was conducted in a military hospital in Alkharj – Saudi Arabia. Identification of Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria was performed with standard microbiological methods.

The isolates that are collected from ICU from blood, urine and other samples in the year 2019 are included.

Results: Out of 992 bacterial isolates only 6.15% were collected from ICU. The majority of the bacteria that were found in the ICU were Gram-positive bacteria. The most common bacteria that were found in ICU were Staphylococcus aureus followed by Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli.

Conclusion: We found differences in the prevalence of bacteria in the ICU compared to other studies. The predominant bacteria in ICU were Staphylococcus aureus. The present data could help physicians to know the causative organisms and to administer the most suitable antibiotics for treatment of nosocomial infections in Alkharj area after knowing the susceptibility rate of bacteria to different antibiotics.

Keywords:
Bacteria, infectious agents, ICU, nosocomial infections.

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Ahmed, N. J. (2020). Examination of Bacterial Pathogens an in Intensive Care Unit of a Military Hospital in Alkharj. Journal of Pharmaceutical Research International, 32(9), 19-23. https://doi.org/10.9734/jpri/2020/v32i930478
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Original Research Article

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