Volume 22, Number 3 (October 2015)                   J Birjand Univ Med Sci. 2015, 22(3): 256-265 | Back to browse issues page


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Amin Shahidi M, Anvarinejad M, Abbasian A, Abbasi P, Rafaatpour N, Dehyadegari M A, et al . Characterization of multi-drug resistant ESBL producing nonfermenter bacteria isolated from patients blood samples using phenotypic methods in Shiraz (Iran). J Birjand Univ Med Sci.. 2015; 22 (3) :256-265
URL: http://journal.bums.ac.ir/article-1-1775-en.html

1- Assistant Professor, Professor Alborzi Clinical Microbiology Research Center, Nemazee Hospital, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.
2- Assistant professor, Professor Alborzi Clinical Microbiology Research Center, Nemazee Hospital, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.
3- Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, Iran. , Jalalmardaneh@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (4407 Views)

Background and Aim: The emergence of  nonfermenter bacteria that are resistant to multidrug resistant ESBL  are  nowadays a principal problem  for hospitalized patients. The present study aimed at surveying the emergence of nonfermenter bacteria resistant to multi-drug ESBL producing isolated from patients blood samples using BACTEC 9240 automatic system in Shiraz.

Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 4825 blood specimens were collected from hospitalized patients in Shiraz (Iran), and positive samples were detected by means of  BACTEC 9240 automatic system. The isolates  containing nonfermenter bacteria were identified based on biochemical tests embedded in the API-20E system. Antibiotic sensitivity  test was performed  and identification of  ESBL producing strains were done  using phenotypic detection of extended spectrum beta-lactamase producing isolates(DDST) according to CLSI(2013) guidelines.  

Results: Out of 4825 blood samples, 1145 (24%) specimen were gram-positive using BACTEC system. Among all isolated microorganisms, 206 isolates were non-fermenting gram- negative bacteria. The most common non-fermenter isolates were Pseudomonas spp. (48%), Acinetobacter spp. (41.7%) ,and Stenotrophomonas spp. (8.2%). Seventy of them (81.4%) were  Acinetobacter spp. which were ESBL positive. Among &beta-lactam antibiotics, Pseudomonas spp. showed  the best sensitivity to piperacillin-tazobactam (46.5%). 

Conclusion: It was found that  &beta-lactam antibiotics are not effective against more than 40% of Pseudomonas spp. infections and 78% Acinetobacter infections. Emergence of multi-drug resistant strains that are resistant to most antibiotic classes is a major public health problem in Iran. To resolve this problem using of practical guidelines is critical.

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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Microbiology
Received: 2014/12/29 | Accepted: 2015/09/15 | Published: 2015/11/30

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