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A method is described for quantitative analysis of bile acids in urine. Urine is acidified and bile acids are extracted on an Amberlite XAD-2 column. Bile salts are converted to acids on an Amberlyst A-15 column and are separated into groups of unconjugated, glycine, taurine, monosulfated, and polysulfated conjugates using the lipophilic anion exchanger(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association between various microorganisms isolated from the genital tract in pregnant women with bacterial vaginosis. STUDY DESIGN A cross-sectional population-based study among pregnant women addressed at their first antenatal visit before 24 full gestational weeks from the referring area of the Department of Obstetrics and(More)
The metabolism of 14C-labeled chenodeoxycholic, cholic, and deoxycholic acids was studied in patients with intrahepatic cholestasis. Radioactively labeled metabolites were isolated from urine and were identified by gas-liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. About 5% of the radioactivity was recovered in urine after administration of labeled(More)
Twelve Capnocytophaga and seven DF-2 strains were tested for their susceptibility to 14 antimicrobial agents using an agar dilution and an agar diffusion method. Twenty-three other antibiotics were evaluated using the diffusion test only. All strains were fully susceptible to penicillin, ampicillin, cefuroxime, cefotaxime, erythromycin, clindamycin,(More)
The surgical team is potentially at risk of acquiring human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from the patient. Assuming that the probability of an accidental injury during surgery is 0.01 (P2), the prevalence of HIV is 0.01 (P3) and the seroconversion rate is 0.01 (P1), we have estimated the risk (actuarial model) for a surgeon as 0.2% per year, and 5.82% for(More)
Bile acids in plasma of patients with intra- or extra-hepatic cholestasis have been analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry after fractionation into groups by mode of conjugation. During cholestasis plasma concentrations ranged from 14 to 252 mumol/l. The predominant bile acid was cholic acid, comprising 44% to 89% of total bile acids.(More)
Thirty-three consecutive patients admitted to the intensive care liver unit of Rigshospitalet with acute hepatic encephalopathy induced by viral hepatitis, drugs, or pregnancy were studied. All were treated with a standard anticoma regime. The 20 patients (61%) who died had a higher bilirubin level and lower total cholic acid conjugation and glycine cholic(More)
From February through July, 2000, there was an accumulation of mecA-negative borderline resistant Staphylococcus aureus (BORSA) in the Department of Dermatology. BORSA was isolated in 37 samples from 11 patients. The isolates were typed by antibiogram, phage type, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), and spa genotyping that confirmed that they were(More)
In a randomized trial, the Bardex Urinary Drainage System was tested against a routine system consisting of a silicone-coated 16F Latex Foley catheter and exchangeable 1 500 ml collecting bags. The Bardex system consists of an all-silicone balloon catheter preconnected and sealed to the drainage tube with tape. The tube is united with a 2,000 ml collecting(More)