Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal
Volume 23, Number 2
TITLE: Bacteriological profile of surgical site infections in gynaecological ward of North Okkalapa General Hospital.
AUTHOR: Phyu Win Ei; Wah Wah Aung; Khin Thet Wai; Mya Thida
SOURCE: Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal. 2011; 23(2): 94-100
ABSTRACT: Surgical site infection (SSI) is one of the most common post-operative complications of the gynaecological surgeries. A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted in gynaecological ward of North Okkalapa General Hospital from January to October 2010 to identify the causal pathogenic bacteria and to determine antibiotic susceptibility pattern. Wound swab specimens were collected from 43 SSI cases to perform standard laboratory tests at Bacteriology Research Division, DMR (LM). Out of 25 culture- positive cases, 28aerobic bacterial pathogens; ie., Staphylococcus aureus (14/28, 50%), Pseudomonas species (8/28, 28.57%), coagulase-negative staphylococci (3/28, 10.71%), Escherichia coli (2/28, 6.14%) and Entero-coccus species (1/28, 3.57%) were isolated. Amikacin and cefopera-zone/sulbactam were found to be the most sensitive antibiotics for gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, respectively. The research findings provided the necessary data for case management and formulation of appropriate antibiotic regimen for the respective hospital.
SUBJECT HEADINGS: Bacteriological Techniques.