Study of Fluoroquinolone Usage├ó┬?┬?Sensitivity and Resistance Patterns | Abstract
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Study of Fluoroquinolone Usage├ó┬?┬?Sensitivity and Resistance Patterns

Author(s): Juno J. Joel*, Muneerudeen J, Shastry C.S

The Fluoroquinolones (FQs) have become an increasingly popular class of antibiotics for use in a variety of infections. The objective was to obtain information on the prescribing patterns of fluoroquinolones among hospitalized patients and detail the sensitivity patterns of isolated microorganisms. The study was carried out at the medicine and surgery wards of a1000 bedded tertiary care teaching hospital. Total of 100 patients who received FQs were included. FQs were prescribed to 67 males and 33 females. Ciprofloxacin was the most commonly prescribed drug. Ciprofloxacin and Levofloxacin were the major drugs used for sensitivity testing.56 patients were tested for culture and sensitivity for FQs. 29 patients showed sensitivity to various FQs out of which, 19 showed sensitivity towards both Ciprofloxacin and Levofloxacin. FQs were used in 27 (48.2%) patients though they showed either negative [14 (25%)] or resistance [13(23.2%)] to FQs on culture and sensitivity.

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