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Microdilution MIC test trays containing 11 beta-lactam antibiotics in Mueller-Hinton broth at pH 7.31 or 6.80 were prepared and stored at 4, -10, -25, and -70 degrees C. The drugs tested were ampicillin, ticarcillin, mezlocillin, piperacillin, azlocillin, cefazolin, cefotaxime, moxalactam, cefoperazone, ceftriaxone, and imipenem. MICs for Staphylococcus(More)
Two prospective studies were undertaken to evaluate a commercial indirect fluorescent-antibody (IFA) stain for the detection of Pneumocystis carinii in respiratory specimens from individuals at risk for or with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. The first study compared IFA with Diff-Quik (DQ; a rapid Giemsa-like stain) for detecting P. carinii in 95(More)
Over a 25-month period, we prospectively evaluated 36 patients with symptomatic human immunodeficiency virus disease (including 27 with unexplained chronic diarrhea) by flexible sigmoidoscopy for the presence of Campylobacter-like organisms. No Campylobacter-like organisms were isolated. Campylobacter-like organisms appear to be an uncommon cause of(More)
Broth cultures of cerebrospinal and joint fluids are important components in the culture detection of meningitis and septic arthritis. The authors examined 121 strains of bacteria isolated from clinical specimens representing 13 species or groups that cause meningitis and arthritis for growth in supplemented Thioglycolate broth (THIO), Supplemented Peptone(More)
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