Maggie Bissett

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A strain of Legionella pneumophila (designated Concord 3) was isolated from a postmortem lung specimen of a patient with pneumonia. Direct fluorescent-antibody and immunoelectrophoresis tests, using absorbed and unabsorbed reagents prepared to this and other strains of legionellae, indicated that the Concord 3 strain represents a new serogroup of L.(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the evidence for end-of-life care for community dwelling older people with dementia (including those resident in care homes). DESIGN An integrated review synthesised the qualitative and quantitative evidence on end-of-life care for community dwelling older people with dementia. English language studies that focused on prognostic(More)
Animal-to-human transmission of drug-resistant salmonella and the role of antimicrobial use in food animals in the emergence of these bacteria are controversial subjects. Investigation of a 4.9-fold increase in Salmonella newport isolations from Californians in 1985 showed that 87 percent of the isolates had an unusual antimicrobial-resistance pattern(More)
In a survey of 1,714 adult Ixodes pacificus ticks collected in northern California, 24 (1.4%) were found to be infected with spirochetes that reacted with an anti-Borrelia burgdorferi polyvalent conjugate in direct immunofluorescence tests. Eleven isolates of B. burgdorferi from these ticks were characterized by monoclonal antibody, polyacrylamide gel(More)
A new species of bacteria that is an etiologic agent of human pneumonia has been isolated and characterized. Clinical symptoms of infection with this organism are not readily distinguishable from those caused by Legionella pneumophila infection. The organism was isolated from respiratory tract specimens from four patients. Two cases of infection apparently(More)
We collected serotyped isolates of salmonella from reference laboratories in the United States, tested their susceptibility to antibiotics, and extracted plasmids from isolates that were resistant to a different combination of antibiotics from each of three serotypes. Restriction-endonuclease digestion showed that within each of the three groups, plasmid(More)
During an 11-year period (1978 to 1989), over 300 strains of Yersinia spp. (excluding Y. pestis and Y. pseudotuberculosis) were recovered from a variety of gastrointestinal and extraintestinal sites in patients in California. Over the 11-year period, Y. enterocolitica serogroup O:3 predominated, although a shift in the relative frequency of this serogroup(More)
The antimicrobial resistance of 2,246 strains of Salmonella isolated from humans in California was determined. Resistance to one or more of the 12 antimicrobial agents tested was found in 32% of the isolates. Salmonella typhimurium strains represented 31% of the serotypes isolated; 49% of these strains were resistant. Fifty-one percent of S. heidelberg,(More)