Over the last decade, a group of six bacteria have been the main cause of hospital infections. These organisms altogether are known as ESKAPE (Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Enterobacterspp) and are a frequent cause of serious infection.
Few studies have been conducted in Peru, often focused on a single ESKAPE microorganism, but none have provided a general and complete analysis of antibiotic resistance.
In this regard, Dr. Néstor Luque and Dr. Roger Albornoz, professors at the Professional School of Medicine of the Peruvian Union University, together with other health professionals, published the scientific article entitled «Evolution of Antimicrobial Resistance Levels of ESKAPE Microorganims in a IV- Level Peruvian Hospital», in the journal Infection & Chemotherapy indexed in Scopus to quartil 2.
The study analyzed the evolution of antimicrobial resistance levels of ESKAPE microorganisms isolated from clinical samples of hospitalized patients.
The study concluded that ESKAPE isolation and antibiotic resistance levels have decreased over time.
In this way, UPeU continues to grow in research with the publication of scientific articles by its research faculty in various high impact journals.