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Laboratory-associated infections and biosafety.
  • D. Sewell
  • Medicine
  • Clinical microbiology reviews
  • 1 July 1995
An estimated 500,000 laboratory workers in the United States are at risk of exposure to infectious agents that cause disease ranging from inapparent to life-threatening infections, but the preciseExpand
Evaluation of two commercial systems for identification of coagulase-negative staphylococci to species level.
Bloodstream (224) and urine (nine) isolates of coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) were evaluated using MicroScan Pos ID and Rapid Pos ID panels. A modification of the conventional method of KloosExpand
Observations relating to an inter-hospital outbreak of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: role of antimicrobial therapy in infection control.
Clinical, bacteriologic, epidemiologic and hospital infection-control observations related to an inter-hospital outbreak of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus are described. The outbreakExpand
Comparison of broth macrodilution, broth microdilution, and E test antifungal susceptibility tests for fluconazole.
A comparison of the E test, the broth microdilution test, and the reference broth macrodilution susceptibility test of the National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards for fluconazoleExpand
Antimicrobial therapy for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in residents and staff of a Veterans Affairs nursing home care unit.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of antimicrobial therapy on patients and staff colonized with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in a skilled nursing facility and to assess the roleExpand
Vertebral osteomyelitis and native valve endocarditis caused by Staphylococcus warneri.
Coagulase-negative staphylococci almost invariably cause significant clinical infections in the setting of prosthetic devices or severely compromised host defenses. Hematogenous osteomyelitis andExpand
High frequency of yeast carriage on hands of hospital personnel.
The hands of 36 nurses and 21 nonnursing hospital employees were tested by culture with a modification of the broth wash technique. Seventy-five percent of the nurses and 81% of the nonnurses wereExpand
Immunoglobulin M to cytomegalovirus in primary and reactivation infections in renal transplant recipients.
Two commercially available enzyme immunoassays and one assembled in house were used to measure immunoglobulin M (IgM) antibody to cytomegalovirus (CMV) in a total of 220 serum specimens from 104Expand
Stability of antimicrobial agents in peritoneal dialysate.
The stability of cephapirin, gentamicin, penicillin G, nafcillin, ticarcillin, and vancomycin was tested in peritoneal dialysate at 25 degrees C for 24 h. All of the antimicrobial agents were stableExpand
Stability of single and combination antimicrobial agents in various peritoneal dialysates in the presence of insulin and heparin.
The antimicrobial activity of ampicillin, azlocillin, cefotaxime, cephapirin, clindamycin, mezlocillin, nafcillin, piperacillin, tobramycin, and vancomycin was tested in peritoneal dialysate at roomExpand