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K Roye-Green

Microbial Isolates in Diabetic Foot Lesions of Hospitalized Patients at the University Hospital of the West Indies

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.234
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This is a retrospective analysis done on patients with diabetic foot. It looks at the isolated organisms and antibiotic susceptibilities. The results show that gram positive organisms are most frequently isolated and the antibiotic regimes used should be effective.

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18 May, 2015
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e-Published: 18 Nov, 2015

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Microbial Isolates from Patients in an Intensive Care Unit, and Associated Risk Factors

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225–31
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Sputum, blood and urine cultures done in ICU patients at the UHWI showed a predominance of gram-negative organisms. Risk factors for positive cultures included mechanical ventilation > 5 days, CVP line insertion > 7 days, pre-admission infection, prior use of antibiotics, increasing APACHE II score and increasing age.

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e-Published: 05 Jun, 2013
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