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Patterns of Bacterial Isolates from Surgical Site Infections at a Federal Medical Centre in North Eastern Nigeria

G.T. Jombo, O. Ayilara, K. Bello, G. Gadzama, E. Mbaawuaga 




Surgical site infections (SSIs) have continued to pose a great challenge to the desired outcome of successful surgical operations. A retrospective study involving data generated from post operative wound swab samples by the Microbiology laboratory of the Federal Medical Centre Nguru was carried out for a five-year period (June 2000 to May 2005). Relevant information such as: age, sex type of operation, ward, and organism recovered and their antibiotic susceptibility patterns were obtained. Samples were collected, transported, stored and processed using standard laboratory procedures. Additional relevant information was ontained from the records department. Results obtained were analysed using SPSS 11.0 statistical software while P values.

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