Craig J. Richardson

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Among 111 strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa from 49 children with cystic fibrosis, duration of colonization correlated with bacterial phenotype. We confirmed that P. aeruginosa from chronically colonized patients tended to be less motile, produce lower levels of protease and elastase, to be more sensitive to normal serum and to be polyagglutinating or(More)
To improve safety in the operating theater, a company of aviation pilots was employed to guide implementation of preprocedural briefings. A 5-point Likert scale survey that assessed the attitudes of operating room personnel toward patient safety was distributed before and 6 months following implementation of the briefings. Using Mann-Whitney analysis, the(More)
Salivary transmission by the 30 million human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) carriers is rare, despite kissing, aerosolization, and dental treatment. The main protective mechanism of saliva is reported to be inactivation of HIV-transmitting leukocytes by its unique hypotonicity; however, the successful oral transmission of HIV by seminal fluid and milk is(More)
A total of 1434 strains of Neisseria meningitidis isolated from cases of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) in Australia between 1994 and 1999 were examined by standard methods for susceptibility to antibiotics used for treatment and prophylaxis. The proportion of isolates fully susceptible to penicillin decreased from 45% in 1994 to 26% in 1999(More)
OBJECTIVE To document the number of opened, dated, and expired multiple-dose vials (MDVs) in patient-care areas and to determine what proportion of MDVs were contaminated with bacteria or cellular debris. DESIGN Every tenth opened MDV (69/656) identified on the wards was collected, ensuring representation from each nursing unit. Contents were examined for(More)
This paper reports a method for extracting the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD) from the needles of red spruce (Picea rubens Sarg.), loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.), and scotch pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) with high efficiency and free from interfering compounds. The extraction employs phosphate buffer with polyvinylpolypyrrolidone and Triton(More)
Pyocin typing and serotyping of 433 strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa from children with cystic fibrosis (CF) showed that pyocin type 9 was predominant, particularly in association with polyagglutinating serotype. The common pyocin groups, 1, 5 and 10, made up only 20% of these isolates in contrast to reported rates of up to 89% in other studies using(More)