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Our aim was to investigate the use of DNA amplification with the ligase chain reaction (LCR) for detection of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex directly in human clinical specimens. The LCR assay employed was the Abbott LCx MTB Assay, which uses the gene encoding protein antigen b as the target template. Four hundred eighty-two samples from 457(More)
The prevalence rates of infections among hospitalized patients in 15 Norwegian hospitals on 28 November 1979 is reported. A total of 7833 patients were included in the study, representing approximately 35 per cent of patients in somatic hospitals in Norway on that day. The prevalence rate of all infections was 17 per cent and for hospital infections 9 per(More)
During the first three months of 1976 and 1978 the sensitivity patterns of bacteria and the antibiotic usage at the National Hospital of Norway was recorded. The computerized results showed that bacteria isolated at the department of pediatrics was more resistant to penicillins. Isolates from two other departments did not differ very much in their(More)
  • B Hovig
  • Tidsskrift for den Norske lægeforening…
  • 1993
Clinical diagnosis can often indicate whether the patient has an infection of the lower or the upper urinary tract. The symptoms may be misleading, however. Examination of the urine is therefore essential. Recommendations are made for sampling, microscopy, stix-tests and interpretation of cultures. Species distribution and sensitivity patterns are(More)
During the last decade, several studies of serologic markers of hepatitis B virus infections in hospital personnel have demonstrated an increased prevalence of antibodies to hepatitis B virus (anti-HB) compared with the general population. Norway has a very low incidence rate of hepatitis B as seen on a global scale, and this study was performed to evaluate(More)