D. S. Reeves

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Eight hundred and twenty-two shop-bought food specimens, 136 soil and 692 faecal specimens were cultured for Listeria spp. in a regular, year round survey. 19.7% (162/822) of the foods, 93.9% (108/115) of the sewage, 14.7% (20/136) soils and 1% (7/692) of faeces yielded Listeria spp. with 10.5% foods, 60.0% sewage, 0.7% soils and 0.6% faeces containing L.(More)
The pharmacokinetics of meropenem were studied in a group of 11 surgical patients (four male, seven female; mean age 63 years; mean weight 72 kg) all of whom had moderate or severe infection and who received a mean dose of 14.5 mg/kg +/- 2.7 meropenem 8-hourly iv for a minimum of 4 days. Venous blood samples were collected at timed intervals after the first(More)
The salt (NaCl) tolerance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (EMRSA)-16 was compared with 18 other MRSA isolates by an agar incorporation technique. The NaCl minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of EMRSA-16 was 7% which compared with an MIC50 of 7%, MIC90 of 10%, range (5.5-10.5%) for the other isolates. Study of the growth kinetics in broth(More)
A high performance liquid chromatographic method is described for the assay of chloramphenicol acetyltransferase activity which detects the formation of both 3-acetoxy chloramphenicol and 1,3-diacetoxy chloramphenicol. In experiments performed at pH 6.8 only 3-acetoxy chloramphenicol was detected while in experiments performed at pH 7.8 both 3-acetoxy and(More)
The in-vitro activity of a new 8-methoxy-quinolone, Bay 12-8039, was assessed against 218 anaerobic bacteria. Ninety-eight per cent of strains belonging to the Bacteroides fragilis group (n = 65) were inhibited by < or = 2 mg/L of Bay 12-8039 whereas 97%, 94%, 94% and 100%, respectively, of Gram-negative bacilli (n = 93), non-sporing Gram-positive bacilli(More)