Phil G Joseph

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Sixteen goats were inoculated subcutaneously or intraperitoneally with cultured Pseudomonas pseudomallei isolated from a goat. They showed either acute or chronic phase of disease. When inoculated intraperitoneally, animals suffered from a septicemic illness of short duration accompanied with micro-abscesses scattered widely throughout the body. In animals(More)
Pulsed field gel electrophoresis analysis of genomic DNA was used to investigate genetic diversity among Dichelobacter nodosus from footrot in sheep in Malaysia. Twelve Dichelobacter nodosus strains isolated from lesion materials from infected sheep were confirmed as Dichelobacter nodosus by polymerase chain reaction technique using the species-specific(More)
A total of 860 Salmonella isolations were made in Peninsular Malaysia from 15 animal species (domestic and wild), eggs, molluscs, flies, and animal feed. The isolations were distributed among 31 serotypes in eight groups. The most common serotype isolated was Salmonella pullorum, followed by S. choleraesuis and S. infantis. S. typhimurium had the widest(More)
Persistent and torrential bleeding from presacral veins is an uncommon complication during rectal resection. Control of bleeding is often difficult. We report an effective technique for controlling sacral bleeding using endoscopic helical tackers applied over pledgets of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene.
INTRODUCTION Leptospirosis in man and animals i s caused by the pathogenic species Leptospira interrogans and i s characterised by a variety of syndromes. The pathogenic L. interrogans encompasses over a hundred serotypes which are grouped under 18 serogroups on the basis of their antigenic characteristics. Pathogenic leptospires occur naturally in a wide(More)
The accuracy of 64-slice computed tomographic coronary angiography (CTA) and its ability to direct revascularization in patients with acute chest pain syndrome (ACPS) was investigated. A total of 107 patients with ACPS presenting to the emergency department and referred to cardiology were prospectively enrolled and underwent CTA. From the clinical features,(More)
House shrews (Suncus murinus) and rats (Rattus rattus diardii), trapped during a survey period from July 1978 to December 1979 and thereafter on a random basis, from residences within and outside the Veterinary Research Institute, Ipoh, Malaysia campus, were bacteriologically examined for the presence of salmonellae. Of the 55 shrews and 8 rats examined, 39(More)
The current drugs recommended for treatment of melioidosis are tetracycline, chloramphenicol and cotrimoxazole. Unfortunately these drugs are not the drug of choice in an acutely ill patient with septicaemia prior to the availability of laboratory results. With the discovery of the new cephalosporins which have a broad spectrum of activity clinicians are(More)