Hui‐Min Liew

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In a study conducted in 1991 in the National University Hospital, Singapore, the susceptibilities of a total of 2156 recent clinical isolates were tested against 25 antimicrobial drugs. The organisms were those isolated from routine specimens received in the microbiology laboratory. About 40% Staphylococcus aureus isolations in the hospital were resistant(More)
The commonly isolated organisms, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella species, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acinetobacter species, Proteus species and Enterobacter species from clinical material other than blood, cerebrospinal fluid and stool, were analysed for their incidence and increasing trends of resistance to the commonly used(More)
Labile toxin producing enterotoxic E. coli (ETEC) were the commonest pathogen isolated from diarrheal stools of hospitalized children (21%) and adults (26%) in Singapore. Salmonellas ranked a close second in children (19%). Other bacterial pathogens were isolated from less than 5% of subjects. Blastocystis hominis was detected in 4.3% of diarrheal stools(More)
A common pattern of multiple antibiotic resistance has been noted in bacteria isolated from Singaporean patients. The resistance pattern includes: ampicillin, cefuroxime, ceftazidime and other third generation cephalosporins, aztreonam, gentamicin and other aminoglycosides. The bacterial species implicated are Klebsiellas and other members of the(More)
The first study of the prevalence in Singapore of enterococci with high-level resistance to aminoglycosides has been made in the National University Hospital. From March to June 1992, 225 isolates were studied by means of three methods: (1) use of brain-heart infusion (BHI) agar incorporating the antibiotic; (2) microdilution of the antibiotic in broth; and(More)
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