[Biliary microbiote in cholecystectomized patients: Review of empirical antibiotherapy].Rev Esp Quimioter 2019; 32(5):426-431RE
Cholecystitis is an important cause of hospital admission. In moderate or severe cholecystitis, the delay in treatment can lead to serious complications. Our objective is to analyze the microorganisms isolated in bile from cholecystectomized patients and their sensitivity pattern, to evaluate the empirical treatment in those cases in which the surgical removal of the gallbladder should be delayed.
Prospective descriptive study of biliary cultures of patients undergoing cholecystectomy from May 2013 to February 2015, in the Surgery Department of the Hospital General Universitari de Castelló.
We studied 196 patients, 83 women (42.3%) and 113 men (57.7%), with an average age of 61.5 years. The most used antibiotics as empiric treatment were piperacillin/tazobactam (77.8%) and amoxicillin/clavulanic (14.8%). In 46.4% of patients (91/196) bile cultures were positive. 165 microorganisms were isolated. The majority were Gram-negative bacilli (60.5%), mainly of the Enterobacterales order (91/54.5%), with Escherichia coli being the most frequent microorganism (24%) followed by Klebsiella spp. (12.5%). 3 E. coli with extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) and 1 K. pneumoniae with ESBL were isolated. Microorganisms producing carbapenemase and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus were not isolated.
The bile microbiota, with a predominance of Enterobacterales is similar to that found in european studies..