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Table 3 Resistances patterns of the bacterial isolates form stethoscope diaphragms to commonly used antibiotic discs at JUSH, May–Sep. 2011

From: Bacterial contamination, bacterial profile and antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of isolates from stethoscopes at Jimma University Specialized Hospital

Antibiotics tested   Resistances pattern of the isolates
S. aureus CoNS Klebsiella spp. Citrobacter spp. Salmonella spp Proteus spp. Enterobacter spp. P. aeruginos E. coli Total
No = 79 No = 103 No = 12 No = 11 . No = 9 No = 9 No = 8 a No = 3 No = 2 236
AP(10 μg) - - 8(66.7) 11(100) 9(100) 9(100) 5(62.5) 3(100) 1(50) 46(
C(30 μg) 35(44.3) 59(57.3) 6(50) 9(81.8) 8(88.9) 5(55.5) 3(37.5) 3(100) 0 128
CIP(5 μg) 14(17.7) 10(9.7) 0 3(27.3) 0 1(11.1) 3(37.5) 0 0 31
CN(10 μg) 21(26.6) 16(15.5) 5(41.6) 8(72.7) 9(100) 6(66.6) 3(37.5) 3(100) 0 71
CTX(30 μg) - - 9(75) 10(90.9) 9(100) 9(100) 6(75) 3(100) 1(50) 47
DA (2 μg) 8(10.4) 9(8.7) - - - - - - - 17
E (15 μg) 22(27.8) 27(26.2) - - - - - - - 49
FOX(30 μg) 21(26.6) 31(30.1) - - - - - - - 52
NA(30 μg) - - 2(16.7) 3(27.3) 0 0 0 1(33.3) 1(50) 7
NOR(10 μg) - - 0 2(18.2) 0 1(11.1) 1(12.5) 0 0 4
P(10 IU) 60(75.9) 90(87.4) - - - - - - - 150
TE(30 μg) 36(45.6) 33(41.8) 5(41.7) 7(63.6) 0 0 4(50) 3(100) 0 88
TS(25 μg) 29(36.2) 30(29.1) 5(41.7) 6(54.5) 0 0 3(37.5) 3(100) 0 76
VA (30 μg) 0 0 - - - - - - - 0
  1. Key: Not done, 0 100 percent susceptible, μg Microgram, No Number, CoNS Coagulase negative staphylococci, AP Ampicillin, C Chloramphenicol, CIP Ciprofloxacin, CN Gentamicin, CTX Cefotaxime, DA Clindamycin, E Erythromycin, FOX Cefoxitin, NOR Norfloxacin, P Penicillin G, TS Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole/co-trimoxazole, TE Tetracycline, VA Vancomycin.