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Nosocomial Infections Due to Drug Resistant Gram Negative Bacteria: Friends Turned Foe

Journal: International Journal of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences (IJMPS) (Vol.4, No. 1)

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Page : 19-28

Keywords : Nosocomial Infection; Multidrug; Resistant; Gram; Negative Bacteria; Bloodstream Infection;

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Nosocomial infections are commonly associated with invasive medical devices or surgical procedures. The emergence of multi-drug resistance organisms particularly the Gram-negative bacteria creates a challenge in the treatment of nosocomial infections. The emergence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) Gram-negative bacteria in the healthcare is a serious concern. Compounding the problem of antimicrobial resistance is the immediate threat of a reduction in the discovery and development of new antibiotics. Recent clinical attention has focused on the increasing frequency of Gram ?negative pathogens responsible for hospital acquired infections (HAIs), e.g. extended- spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) and carbapenemase producing Enterobacteriaceae, in particular A. baumannii have caused major challenges recently. The treatment options have been limited to two revived old antibacterial (colistin and fosfomycin), a newer one (tigecyclin) and an improved of an existing class (doripenem) are the therapeutic left. The multi-factorial causes of nosocomial infections has to be addressed, inclusive of the use of antibiotics in animals as wells in humans.

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