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  • C T Lee, L Tay
  • Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • 1990
In an analysis of 127 patients with pyodermas, 38 (30%) had primary pyodermas and 89 (70%) had secondary pyodermas. Seventy-one percent (71%) of the primary pyodermas were due to Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus). Five (5%) of the primary pyodermas were due to multiple organisms. Among the patients with secondary pyodermas, 45% were due to S. aureus, 21%(More)
The genomic DNA of 39 strains of Salmonella typhi isolated from local residents and patients who had visited countries in the Asian region was analysed for restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLP). Pulsed-field gel electrophoretic (PFGE) analysis of Xba I- and Spe I-generated genomic restriction fragments established 22 PFGE types whereas phage(More)
Our aims were to establish the incidence and clinical characteristics of early and late onset Group B Streptococcal (GBS) septicaemia in neonates in our hospital over a period of 1 year. Routine screening for maternal GBS was not standard practice in the hospital. GBS was isolated from high vaginal swabs (HVS) obtained antenatally or postnatally for risk(More)
The plasmid profiles of 112 clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa were determined by two reproducible, rapid, plasmid screening methods. Plasmid DNA was present in 15% of isolates examined. Plasmids varied in size from 1.2 X 10(6) to 60.2 X 10(6) mol. wt. The dominant serotypes encountered were O:11 and O:4, which comprised 38% and 12% of strains,(More)
An outbreak of typhoid caused by Salmonella typhi of the same Vi-phage type (D1) and of the same antibiogram was reported in a large psychiatric institution in Singapore. A total of 95 (4.8%) of the 1965 inmates were infected, 47 with symptoms and 48 asymptomatic. Transmission was through close person-to-person contact and not through contaminated food or(More)
Survival of secondary embryoids of winter oilseed rape (Brassica napus ssp. oleifera cv. Primor) has been used as an assay for the development of artificial seeds involving complex coacervation of alginate (polyanion) with chitosan (polycation). Germination frequency of 100% was achieved for encapsulated embryoids when alginate formed the inner matrix and(More)
Postoperative wound infection is of great importance to both the surgeon and patient. This study covers 6,639 major operations in Kandang Kerbau Hospital, Singapore over a 12-month period. The overall wound infection rate was 2.26%. The highest wound infection rate occurred in hysterectomies and the lowest in laparoscopies. There was a good correlation(More)
  • Y S Lim, L Tay
  • The Journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
  • 1992
A total of 7344 inpatients with diarrhoea were investigated for Campylobacter infections in Singapore over one year. Campylobacter species were recovered from 1.2% of diarrhoeal stools; 70.3% of the 91 campylobacters were from children under 5 years of age. Further identification of these isolates showed that 89% were Campylobacter jejuni and 10.9% were C.(More)
Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) was isolated from 2.7% of 2983 children under 3 years of age with diarrhoea in Singapore. Of the nine serotypes identified, the most common were 0126:K71(B16), 086:K61(B7) and 0127:K63(B8). Infants were at the greatest risk of contracting gastroenteritis due to EPEC, and female children were slightly more susceptible(More)