Curr Health Sci J, vol. 36, no. 1, 2010

Bacteorological Study of the Expectorant Except Koch Bacillus in Patients Interned in a Department of Pneumology

[Original paper]

Liliana Popescu(1), Fl. Bogdan(2), C. Popescu (1)


(1) Municipality Hospital of Caracal;
(2) Department of Histology University of Medicine and Pharmacy


Abstract:

The study was conducted over a period of seven years in respiratory medicine department of the Municipal Hospital Caracal, which worked with 45 beds. During this period, 4862 patients were investigated. Bacteriological examination of sputum can be helpful in diagnosing bronchopulmonary infections if measure of sampling, decontamination and rapid processing are met. Bacteriological investigation of cough request must be made only when indicated, requiring a permanent and effective communication between clinician and laboratory doctor. Bacteriological investigation of cough request must be made only when indicated, requiring a permanent and effective communication between clinician and laboratory doctor. The pathological products for cyto-bacteriological examination must be accompanied by receipts, stating information on diagnosis, treatment with antibiotics on the way or completed, for the lab doctor to be endorsed on the arguments of pathology. Identifying microbial spectrum and the sensitivity of germs is the best means of argument for antibiotic choice; with empirical treatment there are significant differences from one region to another. Mycological examination is particularly important in diagnosing and detecting sputum superinfections and tracking the etiologic agent in some diseases rebellious to treatment with antibiotics.


Keywords:
sputum, bacteriological examination, pathogens germs, mycological examination



Corresponding:
Liliana Popescu MD, PhD student, Municipality Hospital of Caracal, Romania


DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.36.01.04 - Download PDF