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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