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Urinary tract infection (UTI), a relatively common cause of fever in infancy, usually consists of pyelonephritis and may cause permanent renal damage. This study assessed (1) the prevalence of UTI in febrile infants (temperature > or = 38.3 degrees C) with differing demographic and clinical characteristics and (2) the usefulness of urinalysis in diagnosing(More)
This study examined the changes in the bacterial community during biodegradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) substrate when N'-N' dimethylformamide (DMF) was added. The microbial populations that biodegrade the PAH substrate were assessed by Fluorescence in-situ hybridization (FISH) and changed from 49.45% Archaea and 49.15% Bacteria to 42.00%(More)
A bioelectrode for penicillin detection was established using gluten membrane in which cells of Escherichia coli harbouring the plasmid pUC18 coding for penicillinase synthesis were entrapped. For the entrapment preparation, lyophilized cells were mixed with gluten solution during the formation of gel, and the resultant gel was hardened by the addition of(More)
A total of 202 strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa were collected from December 1980 to September 1982 at National Taiwan University Hospital. Of the 202 strains, 102 were nosocomial strains and the other 100 were community strains. The distribution of O antigen group were as follow: E, 34.2%; B, 17.3%; G, 10.9%; F, 9.9%, I, 7.9%; L, 7.4%; others, 12.4%. The(More)
In several studies, breast-feeding has been associated with decreased frequency or duration of otitis media episodes. If a causal relationship exists, the mechanism of protection of breast-feeding has not been established. We hypothesized that infants who are breast-fed, compared with infants who are formula-fed, have a lower prevalence of nasopharyngeal(More)