Journal article

ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE AND MORTALITY IN CHILDREN WITH NOSOCOMIAL BLOODSTREAM INFECTION IN A TEACHING HOSPITAL IN INDONESIA

Indah K Murni, Trevor Duke, Andrew J Daley, Sharon Kinney, Yati Soenarto

The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health | SOUTHEAST ASIAN MINISTERS EDUC ORGANIZATION | Published : 2016

Abstract

Nosocomial infection is a major problem in hospitals worldwide. Understanding patterns of bacterial etiology and antibiotic susceptibility are important factors to combating nosocomial infection. Among children with nosocomial bloodstream infection (BSI), we identified pathogens and determined antibiotics resistance patterns and mortality rates for antibiotic-susceptible and multidrugresistant (MDR) infection in patients with nosocomial BSI in pediatric wards and PICU at Dr Sardjito Hospital, Indonesia during December 2010 to February 2013. Of 174 isolates from 170 patients, 168 pathogens were bacteria, of which 148 were gram-negative. Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella spp, Enterobacteriace..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors thank the Infection Control Team and Antibiotic Resistance Control Program at Dr Sardjito Hospital, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. IKM was supported by an Australian Development Scholarship, AusAid for the duration of the study. The Centre for International Child Health was supported by the Knowledge Hubs for Health Initiative of the Australian Government, and is a WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Child and Neonatal Health.