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The microcalorimetry is a method used for recording of the heat produced by a thermodinamic system in a scale of micronanojouls. One of the domains in which this method is used is the one called bacterial microcalorimetry, which studies the heat generated by the bacterial populations. The process of bacterial growth can be monitored in real time by the… (More)
Microcalorimetric bacterial growth studies have illustrated that thermograms differ significantly with both culture media and strain. The present contribution examines the possibility of discriminating between certain bacterial strains by microcalorimetry and the qualitative and quantitative contribution of the sample volume to the observed thermograms.… (More)
BACKGROUND A microcalorimetric study was carried out using a Staphylococcus epidermidis population to determine the reproducibility of bacterial growth and the variability of the results within certain experimental parameters (temperature, bacterial concentration, sample thermal history). Reproducibility tests were performed as series of experiments within… (More)
The frequency of infectious diseases in 6543 children hospitalised in the year 1974-75 in Arthur Davidson Hospital is analysed. Airborne infections including pneumonias and bronchopneumonias were found in 53.7% of the children and in 79.4% of those who died. Measles was found in 1112 children with a mortality rate of 15.6%. Measles and Malaria were among… (More)
The authors present a short historical review on the developments in the Czechoslovak tropical health studies with special reference to the post WW II period. Perspectives for future expansion are likewise outlined.