Edward Shanbrom

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OBJECTIVE We evaluated citrate salt, acetate salt, and their combinations for antibacterial activity against a sample of common pathogens. METHODS Bacterial suspensions were added to serial microdilutions of the salts in broth, with final cell concentrations of 10(4-5) colony-forming units per milliliter. After overnight incubation at 35 degrees C, the(More)
The fruit of Euterpe oleraceae, commonly known as acai, has been demonstrated to exhibit significantly high antioxidant capacity in vitro, especially for superoxide and peroxyl scavenging, and, therefore, may have possible health benefits. In this study, the antioxidant capacities of freeze-dried acai fruit pulp/skin powder (OptiAcai) were evaluated by(More)
AIMS Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) are now important nosocomial pathogens and are usually resistant to multiple antibiotics. Citrate is an alternative antimicrobial product which has been used as a preservative. METHODS AND RESULTS In this pilot study the bactericidal activity of Na citrate against 10 isolates of CNS and 6 other gram-positive(More)
The otological complications of leukemia are common, but rarely are they given much consideration in discussions of the clinical aspects of leukemia. During the past several years the frequency with which deafness, tinnitus, and vertigo have developed in many of our patients has prompted us to investigate the incidence and type of involvement which occurs(More)