Rabbit or human erythrocytes lysed with Staphylococcus aureus a-toxin were solubilized with Triton X-100, and the toxin was subsequently isolated by gel chromatography, sucrose density gradient centrifugation, and reincorporation into liposomes. In the presence of Triton X-100, the toxin exhibited a sedimentation coefficient of 11S and eluted at a position… (More)
We have evaluated the diagnostic value of the fecal elastase test in comparison with the secretin-pancreozymin test in the diagnosis of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. Pancreatic elastase was measured immunologically. Immunoreactive elastase activity in spot stools from controls ranged from 136 to 4440 microgram/g; 95% of all values were within 175 to… (More)
We report an outbreak of sepsis from contaminated disinfectant in a neonatal and paediatric intensive-care unit. 28 infants were infected with Klebsiella oxytoca and basic measures to control the outbreak failed. The resistance of K. oxytoca against the disinfectant was probably mediated by capsule formation, visible as mucoid colonies.
This paper reports on the implementation of web-based training in venipuncture as standardizable knowledge transfer. For this purpose, we performed an experimental study with nursing students and medical students.