Analysis of susceptibility profile of Pseudomonas spp. and prevalence of bacterial samples from the surfaces of dental consulting-rooms

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Pietro, Rosemeire C. L. R. [UNESP]
Kashima, S.
Almeida, Ana Marisa Fusco [UNESP]
Silva, C. H P M
Rocha, L. B.
Pádua, J. M.
Lia, R. C C

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The aim of this research was to evaluate the susceptibility profile of Pseudomonas spp. and the prevalence of bacterial samples isolated from horizontal surfaces surrounding wash-basins used by dentists in several adjoined consulting-rooms, at points next to and at a distance from the basin, before and after surgical procedures. Our results showed a high percentage of Gram-positive cocci and Gram-negative bacilli; 34.66% were Staphylococcus spp. and 30.12% were non-fermentative Gram-negative bacilli among which Pseudomonas spp. (40.90%) was the commonest genus. Analysis of the susceptibility profile of Pseudomonas spp. isolates by determining the minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) of 14 antibiotics showed a great variation among the strains and high rates of resistance to cefazolin, ceftazidime and aztreonan. Of the 14 antibiotics tested, 59.03% were found to be active against all the environmental isolates. Strains were resistant to aztreonan (62.82%), while susceptibility to third generation cephalosporins was variable.



Dental consulting-room, P. Aeruginosa, P. stutzeri, Pseudomonas, Susceptibility, aztreonam, cefazolin, ceftazidime, cephalosporin, disease predisposition, medical research, minimum inhibitory concentration, nonhuman, Staphylococcus

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Revista de Ciencias Farmaceuticas Basica e Aplicada, v. 26, n. 2, p. 145-148, 2005.