Update on National Laboratory Based Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance – June 2016

By

Dr Kushlani  Jayatilleke

Antibiotic susceptibility patterns of bacterial isolates from midstream urine specimens which have colony count of ≥ 105 CFU/ml were analyzed centrally using WHONET software. The data entered to the WHONET software in respective hospital laboratories were sent to the consultant microbiologist nominated by the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists for analysis via email.

The pooled data was analysed by the nominated consultant microbiologist using WHONET and 2 oral presentations were done at the 23rd and 24th Annual Scientific Sessions of Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists; “Analysis of data of urine culture isolates of 2013 sent from four laboratories of National Laboratory Based Surveillance of Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists” and “Analysis of data of urine culture isolates of 2014 sent from seven laboratories of National Laboratory Based Surveillance of Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists”.

Data of 2014 received were analysed and published in Sri Lanka Journal in Infectious Diseases as “Analysis of urine culture isolates from seven laboratories in Western province of Sri Lanka; National Laboratory Based Surveillance- conducted by the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists -2014; SK Jayatilleke, G Patabendige, M Dassanayake, GKD Karunaratne, J Perera, RRDP Perera, WRPLI Wijesooriya, NP Sunil-Chandra, J Kottahachchi, D Athukorala, T Dissanayake;

 Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases 2016 Vol.6 (1):17-24; DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v6i1.8105.

At present data of 2015 are being received for analysis. To date the following laboratories had sent data and this will be analysed shortly.

List of hospitals and consultants who sent the data of urine culture isolates of 2015:

Author: Dr Roshan Jayasuriya ( Web Admin )