P. A. Mårdh

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OBJECTIVE To investigate if introital and vaginal flushing samples inoculated on chromogenic agar could increase the recovery rate and rapid identification of Candida and non-albicans species, as compared to culture of posterior vaginal fornix samples on Sabouraud agar and speciation of isolates by biochemical tests. METHODS Samples from the introitus and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the activity of benzydamine, lidocaine, and bupivacaine, three drugs with local anesthetic activity, against Candida albicans and non-albicans strains and to clarify their mechanism of activity. METHODS The minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) was determined for 20 Candida strains (18 clinical isolates and two American Type Culture(More)
The present report is a review of data assuming an etiological relationship between pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and Mycoplasma hominis. Thus the organism can be isolated from the vagina/cervix more frequently in PID patients than in any other clinical group, i.e., in half to three-fourths of all such cases. One-fourth of PID patients develop a(More)
In 4 patients with acute salpingitis (3 of whom also had perihepatitis) the diagnoses were verified by laparoscopy or laparotomy and all 4 had cultural and serological evidence of current infection with Chlamydia trachomatis, whereas none had signs of gonococcal infection. 3 of the 4 had symptoms in the right upper abdomen, but the liver surface showed(More)
Hydrophobic interaction is generally considered to play an important role in the adherence of microorganisms to eukaryotic cells and also to certain inert surfaces. Using a microbe adhesion assay to hydrocarbons (n-hexadecane), 68 strains of Candida albicans and 30 non-albicans strains were studied. Influence of source of isolate, age of the culture, and(More)
The frequency of women using an intrauterine contraceptive device (I.U.D.) among 515 patients presenting with acute, laparoscopically verified salpingitis, has been compared with the corresponding frequency in 741 sexually active women who were matched to the patients by date of birth, domicile, and socioeconomic status. The frequency of I.U.D. use was(More)
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