Akpaka, P. E.; Sue-Ho, Robert; Bodonaik, Nabin C.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Microbiology
Frequency of occurence and antibiotic resistance in bacteria isolated from patients in Intensive Care Unit [Abstract]
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
Objective: Patients in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) are often colonized and infected with highly resistant bacteria, the incidence of which varies in different ICU settings. In this reoport, we examine 532 bacteria isolated from 381 clinical specimens from patients in ICU at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) in eight months between October 2001 and May 2002. Method: The bacterial isolates were cultured and identified using routine methodology and antimicrobial susceptibility tests were performed by standard disc-diffusion technique.....