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Feyz 2001, 4(4): 105-109 Back to browse issues page
Prevalence of sepsis among elderly and handicap residence of Kahrizak
Jamile Nourozi *, Ali Mir Jalili, Fateme Shakouri Someh
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History and Objectives: Since sepsis has a high mortality rate in all elderly and handicap population, specially at nursing homes, the present study was performed in order to identify the prevalence of sepsis.

Materials and Methods: A descriptive study was done. Blood samples were collected from 124 residents of Kahrizak Nursing House. After identification of isolated bacteria by standard methods, antibiogram test were performed to determine the sensitivity or resistance of bacteria to common antibiotics. Sex and age of subjects were recorded.

Results: Of 124 subjects (32.2% male, 67.8% female), 16.2% had sepsis. The isolated bacteria were coagulase negative staphylococci, staph.aureus, E.coli, Strep.pyrogenes and Klebsiella. The gram-positive bacteria were resistant to famotidine (77%), ciprofloxacin (75%), cephazoline (74.5%) and sensitive to co-trimoxazole (82%), gentamycin (80%) and amikacin (78.5%). The gram-negative bacteria were resistant to cephazolin (61.5%), cephalothin (52%) and sensitive to co-trimoxazole (95%), tetracycline (88%), famotidine (79.5%) and gentamycin (79.5%).

Conclusion: In the present study, the isolated bacteria were normal flora, so it should be emphasized the proper personal hygiene such as hand washings to control infections. Antibiogram test is recommended for isolated bacteria.

Keywords: Sepsis, Nursing house residents, Resistance, Sensitive
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Received: 2008/11/15
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Nourozi J, Mir Jalili A, Shakouri Someh F. Prevalence of sepsis among elderly and handicap residence of Kahrizak . Feyz. 2001; 4 (4) :105-109
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