Waithaka, Kimani, 1992. Biotechnology in Agriculture and Food: Problems, needs and priorities in developing countries - East African position. Paper presented at a Biotechnology Seminar on Impacts of Biotechnology in Agriculture and Food in Developing Cou

Citation:
KIMANI PROFWAITHAKA. "Waithaka, Kimani, 1992. Biotechnology in Agriculture and Food: Problems, needs and priorities in developing countries - East African position. Paper presented at a Biotechnology Seminar on Impacts of Biotechnology in Agriculture and Food in Developing Cou.". In: Paper presented at a Biotechnology Seminar on Impacts of Biotechnology in Agriculture and Food in Developing Countries.Madras, India. EAMJ; 1992.

Abstract:

A cross sectional study of 115 patients admitted at the Department of Orthopedics, Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya was carried out to determine the prevalence and antibiotic susceptibility of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from infected wounds. The prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus was 33.0 %. The drugs tested and their corresponding sensitivity was amoxycillin (13.2 %), co-amoxyclav (39.5 %), oxacillin (55.3 %), erythromycin (44.7 %), gentamicin (60.5 %), ciprofloxacin (62.2 %), minocycline (86.8 %), cefuroxime (57.9 %), and clidamycin (84.2 %). These results show the sensitivity profile of Staphylococcus aureus and can be used to choose suitable drugs in the management of wounds for hospitalized patients.

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