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A colorimetric method for quantitative measurement of the susceptibility of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to antimicrobial agents is described. The method utilizes an oxidation-reduction dye, Alamar blue, as an indicator of growth. By this method, MICs of isoniazid, rifampin, streptomycin, and ethambutol were determined for 50 strains of M. tuberculosis.(More)
A large population of patients with recurring infections are undiagnosed or under diagnosed and Primary Immunodeficiency (PI) is more common than had been previously estimated. The results strongly indicate the measurable impact of Physician Education and Public Awareness in identifying patients with an underlying PI. The Jeffrey Modell Centers Network(More)
In this study the positron emission tomographic (PET)-18F-2-deoxy-2-fluoro-D-glucose (FDG) technique was used to study both normal aging and senile dementia. The results derived from 15 young normal subjects (mean age, 26 +/- 5 years) and 22 elderly normal subjects (mean age, 66 +/- 7 years) failed to indicate significant metabolic changes associated with(More)
AIMS To compare the performance of four media, singly and in combination, as direct plating media for the isolation of Salmonella enterica from human faeces. METHODS Two thousand four hundred and nine routine, faecal samples received by four laboratories were inoculated on to xylose lysine desoxycholate (XLD), desoxycholate citrate (DCA), mannitol lysine(More)
AIMS As part of the UK antimicrobial resistance strategy and action plan, the Public Health Laboratory Service (PHLS) is required to collect antibiotic susceptibility data so that resistance trends and patterns can be monitored. Most laboratories report urine Gram negative isolates, as "coliforms" according to morphological appearance, but without an(More)
Leu M1 positivity of Reed-Sternberg (RS) cells has been reported. The authors studied the specificity and sensitivity of Leu M1 in Hodgkin's disease (HD) and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Within NHL, they particularly selected cases that were confused with HD. The authors also studied S100 antigen to determine the pattern of staining in HD and NHL.(More)
Although no large-scale clinical study has been performed, it has been reported that incubation at 37 degrees C gives better isolation rates for all common species of Campylobacter than incubation at 42 degrees C, while also improving the recovery of the more unusual species. In this study, 2,570 faecal samples were examined in four laboratories, using a(More)