O. Söderlind

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A study of self-assessed hearing problems was performed comprising 48,680 Swedish inhabitants aged 16-84 years. The participants of the survey responded to personal interviews during the period 1986-1993. One of the questions in the interview concerned difficulties of hearing in background noise. The total prevalence of the reported hearing problems was(More)
We used the Phene Plate generalized microplates to investigate the metabolic activities of faecal flora of pigs during pre- and post-weaning periods. Weekly samples were collected from four sows and their litters (four piglets from each) during 5 months. The metabolic fingerprints obtained from faecal floras of sows and their litters in the first sampling(More)
Parenteral vaccination of sows against Escherichia coli diarrhea in their newborn piglets has become more common during the last decade in Sweden, and the vaccination has generally had positive effects. For more than 20 years we have investigated E. coli strains isolated from piglets and weaned pigs with enteric disorders, noting the presence of O groups,(More)
This study was carried out to determine whether the strong epidemiological correlation observed in Sweden between production of the adhesin K88, the heat-stable (ST) and the heat-labile (LT) enterotoxins inE. coli strains of O-group 149 isolated from piglet diarrhea might be explained by linkage of their genetic determinants. From 22 different isolates(More)
To evaluate the effect of widely used parenteral vaccination of dams against neonatal colibacillosis, the virulence factors of the intestinal Escherichia coli flora, namely, O serogroup, enterotoxin(s) produced (heat labile, porcine heat stable, and murine heat stable) and adhesins (K88, K99, and 987P antigens) of 149 piglets from different herds in Sweden(More)
In a comparison between piglets (1-7 days old) with diarrhea and healthy piglets of the same age and 1 to 8 weeks old, 810 intestinal strains of Escherichia coli from 81 piglets from as many different herds in Sweden were investigated with regard to O-group, enterotoxicity, and possession of K88 antigen. A clear difference was found between the E. coli(More)
Enterotoxinogenic bacteria were isolated from 131 (37%) of 354 Ethiopian infants and children with acute gastrointestinal symptoms. Only one of these isolates belonged to the classical enteropathogenic serotypes of Esch. coli. Two colonies from each patient were isolated and tested for production of enterotoxin by the rabbit ileal loop test, the rabbit skin(More)