University of Pennsylvania Medical Center Guidelines for Antibiotic Use

 

CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY

ANTIMICROBIAL SUSCEPTIBILITY PROFILES FOR THE HOSPITAL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

January to December 2012

The susceptibility results are found in three tables, one for inpatients, one for outpatients (HUP and PPMC combined) and the third for anaerobic bacteria (2009-2010 combined data for HUP and PMC). The pneumococcal (Jan-Dec 2012) Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, enteric pathogens (2011-2012), Candida species (2011-2012) and rapidly growing mycobacteria (2010-2013) susceptibility data for both institutions are now presented on a separate page.The emergence of multidrug resistant K. pneumoniae from 2001 to 2012 years is now shown. In general, the outpatient susceptibility results give a better picture of the frequency of antimicrobial agent resistance of community-acquired pathogens, and the inpatient results of hospital-acquired pathogens. Usually inpatient bacterial isolates are more resistant to antimicrobial agents than are outpatient isolates. However, in some cases, some outpatient clinics care for patients with chronic infections, who have been treated with multiple courses of antimicrobial agents; in this case the outpatient isolates may be more resistant than inpatient isolates. Also see the Presbyterian Medical Center susceptibility profiles.

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