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Use of ethanol for selective isolation of sporeforming microorganisms.
When mixed cultures containing sporeforming bacteria were treated with heat or with ethanol, the latter consistently resulted in better recovery of Clostridium and Bacillus species. Both techniquesExpand
Piperacillin/tazobactam (YTR 830) combination. Comparative antimicrobial activity against 5889 recent aerobic clinical isolates and 60 Bacteroides fragilis group strains.
Piperacillin combined with tazobactam (formerly YTR 830) was tested at a ratio of 8:1 against 5889 aerobic isolates and 50 strains from the Bacteroides fragilis group. Imipenem was the most activeExpand
Volume of blood submitted for culture from neonates.
We prospectively examined 298 sets (298 aerobic, 299 anaerobic, and 73 resin cultures) of blood cultures from 161 critically ill newborns. The attending physicians were unaware of the study. The meanExpand
Clostridium clostridioforme: a mixture of three clinically important species
Clostridium clostridioforme shows much variability in phenotypic and antimicrobial susceptibility tests, suggesting it may be more than a single species even though all strains share uniqueExpand
Diagnosis and etiology of nongonococcal urethritis.
The observation of more than four polymorphonuclear cells (PMN) per high-power field (hpf) in gram-stained smears of urethral secretions was found to differentiate patients with urethritis fromExpand
Pulmonary histoplasmosis syndromes: recognition, diagnosis, and management.
Pulmonary manifestations are the hallmark of histoplasmosis. Clinical syndromes range from asymptomatic infection to diffuse alveolar disease causing respiratory difficulty and even death. SerologicExpand
Meningoencephalitis and compartmentalization of the cerebral ventricles caused by Enterobacter sakazakii.
A necrotizing meningoencephalitis complicated by ventricular compartmentalization and abscess formation caused by Enterobacter sakazakii in a previously healthy 5-week-old female is described. AExpand
Comparison of five cultural procedures for isolation of Clostridium difficile from stools.
Several procedures have been described for the culture of Clostridium difficile from stool specimens. The goal of this study was to determine the effectiveness of five of these methods for theExpand
Multicenter in vitro evaluation of SM-7338, a new carbapenem.
A new carbapenem, SM-7338, was compared with imipenem, cefotaxime, and ceftazidime at five medical centers. Nearly 6,000 strains were tested by reference methods of the National Committee forExpand
Multicenter Evaluation of the LightCycler Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Advanced Test as a Rapid Method for Detection of MRSA in Nasal Surveillance Swabs
ABSTRACT The rate of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection continues to rise in many health care settings. Rapid detection of MRSA colonization followed by appropriateExpand
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