Antimicrobial consumption and antimicrobial resistance: A snapshot of an Italian neuromuscular rehabilitation center

Antonio Cascio, Giuseppina Barberi, Pia Dell'Utri, Maria Cristina De Cola, Bernardo Alagna, Sara Melardi, Placido Bramanti, Placido Bramanti

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Abstract

The paper presents a snapshot of the incidence of antimicrobial-resistant microorganisms and antimicrobial consumption in an Italian rehabilitation center over a two-year period (2014-2015). Data on microorganism identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing were obtained from the diagnostic laboratory of the hospital. A set of indicators was assessed, including the incidence density of resistant isolates per 1000 patient-days (IDRI). Data on antimicrobial consumption, semi-Annually, obtained from the hospital pharmacy, were expressed as Defined Daily Dose (DDD) per 1000 patient-days. The most frequently isolated microorganism was Klebsiella pneumoniae (19.3%), and a significant increase in piperacillin/tazobactam-resistant K. pneumoniae (p=0.04) was observed. Among all antimicrobials used, carbapenems were the most prescribed antibiotic class (31%).
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)119-129
Numero di pagine11
RivistaNew Microbiologica
Volume40
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2017

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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Cascio, A., Barberi, G., Dell'Utri, P., De Cola, M. C., Alagna, B., Melardi, S., Bramanti, P., & Bramanti, P. (2017). Antimicrobial consumption and antimicrobial resistance: A snapshot of an Italian neuromuscular rehabilitation center. New Microbiologica, 40, 119-129.