Katja Borchardt

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OBJECTIVE An efficient anaerobic culture system, the InPouch TV test, was used to determine the susceptibility of Trichomonas vaginalis to metronidazole. Glacial acetic acid was employed as a solvent for metronidazole. METHODS T vaginalis isolates were cultured from 16 symptomatic female patients. The 11 who responded to oral metronidazole, 250 mg tid for(More)
The prevalence of enteric protozoa was studied in a survey conducted among 150 male homosexual patients in San Francisco. All patients were from a private practice in internal medicine. Each was asked to complete a questionnaire and to submit multiple stool specimens for examination. Of this group, 47% were positive for one or more potentially pathogenic(More)
Die kurzatmigen Reformen des deutschen Krankenversicherungssystems reichen nicht aus, um den zukünftigen Herausforderungen zu begegnen; vielmehr ist eine langfristig gültige ordnungspolitische Neuausrichtung notwendig. Im vorliegenden Artikel wird ein neues Modell der Kapitaldeckung in der deutschen Krankenversicherung vorgestellt, das der demografischen(More)
Peritoneal dialysis solutions which contained 43 mEq per litre of acetate had a greater antibacterial effect than those containing lactate. Bacteria were isolated from 15 separate clinical infections, each caused by Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas sp., or Staphylo-coccus aureus. Incubation in the dialysate made with acetate substantially reduced the number of(More)
A survey of intestinal parasitism in 6,241 Southeast Asian refugees (3,576 males and 2,665 females) indicated that 32.9 percent of the refugees had one or more intestinal parasites. A total of 1,178 (57.3 percent) males and 878 (42.7 percent) females harbored the parasites, with helminths representing the most frequent isolate. Intestinal parasitic(More)