Patricia Crone

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Of 423 patients undergoing elective cranial and spinal operations, infections due to Staphylococcus aureus occurred in 3 of 217 (1.4%) receiving penicillin for 1 day, in none of 206 receiving penicillin for 5 days. There was no significant difference in rates of infection between the two groups receiving penicillin. It is concluded that penicillin for 1 day(More)
  • P Crone
  • 1987
During a 34-day study period, general practitioners spoke to the medical registrar in 115 out of 196 acute adult medical referrals made to the A & E department, Wellington Hospital. One hundred and fifty-eight of these cases were admitted along with 131 self-referred acute adult medical patients. Verbal communication was preferred by the majority of general(More)
A competitive enzyme-linked Treponema pallidum immunosorbent assay (CETPIA) was compared with the standard serological tests for syphilis. Of 3081 serum samples submitted, 2883 gave negative results in the CETPIA and the routine screening tests. Positive results were obtained in the CETPIA and in one or more of the specific treponemal tests with 115(More)
Concentrations of phenoxyethanol which retarded the growth rate of Escherichia coli NCTC 5933 in nutrient broth, stimulated the rates of respiration and total oxygen uptake of cell suspensions with glucose as carbon source, and were able to dissipate artificially induced membrane proton gradients. In cells with repressed oxidative phosphorylating activity,(More)