Iennifer E. Graham

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During the course of this study a novel family of Chlamydomonas mobile elements has been identified in natural isolate strain 224. The first member of this class to be characterized, a 2.8-kb element named Pioneer1, was trapped in an intron of the nitrate reductase structural gene, NIT1. This element has been cloned and completely sequenced and found to be(More)
Male patients with spinal cord injury are frequently colonized with P. aeruginosa and K. pneumoniae on the perineum. Regular bathing with bar soap has not influenced this colonization. We have attempted to remove these bacteria using antiseptic agents. The number of P. aeruginosa, K. pneumoniae and total aerobic bacteria on the perineum and the penile shaft(More)
The relationship of pH and moisture to Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumoniae colonization of the perineal skin was studied in male patients with spinal cord injury. The increased pH of the perineal skin was significantly associated with the presence of P. aeruginosa but not other bacterial species. No correlation between colonization and moisture(More)
Klebsiella pneumoniae colonization of 53 patients with spinal cord injury was studied. Cultures of multiple body sites from patients, the environment, food, and hospital personnel were obtained. K. pneumonaie was cultured from one or more body sites in 46% of male patients. Significant bacteriuria was found in 10% of male patients. Positive cultures of the(More)
A procedure-oriented isolation system, Category 1,2, 3, and 4, was introduced at a 547-bed, acute and rehabilitative medical center. The system consisted of four categories of isolation which followed a numerical sequence that represented the necessary attire needed to complete the procedure. After 1 year of use, personnel compared the procedure-oriented(More)
Men with spinal cord injuries have a high incidence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa colonization of the perineum. Studies were carried out to determine whether colonization with Pseudomonas aeruginosa or Klebsiella pneumoniae is associated with changes in the pH or surface moisture of the perineal skin. Increased skin moisture correlated with a higher pH (P less(More)
Male patients with spinal cord injury and urinary tract infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa were treated with cefsulodin (1.0 or 1.5 Gm) every six hours or an aminoglycoside (amikacin 5 mg/Kg or tobramycin 1 mg/Kg) every eight hours for seven days. The study was discontinued after treating 6 patients with aminoglycosides because of the poor results with(More)
Colonization of patients with Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumoniae was studied in patients with spinal cord injury at two institutions in Los Angeles County. The method of care of patients was similar at both institutions. A high prevalence of perineal colonization with P. aeruginosa and K. pneumoniae and similar serotypes of Pseudomonas were(More)
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