Siji Jinachandrannair Vijayakumari

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Helicobacter pylori has been successfully maintained in a continuous culture system. The culture was grown in 0.6 litre of brain heart infusion broth with supplements in a 1 litre fermenter with a flow rate of 25 ml/h, an 80% dilution rate and a specific growth rate of 0.06/h. Unlike the typical growth curve which occurred in batch culture, the growth(More)
Adherence of the coccoid forms of Helicobacter pylori to the gastric carcinoma cell line (KATO III) was examined by transmission electron microscopy. Specialized attachment sites such as the 'adhesion pedestal', 'cup-like indentation' and 'abutting adhesion' were seen in the interaction between coccoids and epithelial cells. These adherence patterns were(More)
Between June 1985 and December 1988, 58 cases of gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum were admitted to the neonatal unit at the University Hospital (USM). Of these, 15 (25.9%) cases were due to penicillin-resistant strains of Neisseria gonorrhoea. Of the 58 cases, 56 cases were treated effectively with a single dose of antibiotic given systemically. The mean(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Entomopathogenic nematodes, belonging to the family heterorhabditis and steinernematidae, are reported to be symbiotically associated with specific bacteria and the secondary metabolites produced by these bacteria possess antimicrobial activity. In this study, bacteria were isolated from nematodes belonging to the family(More)
In a study to test the association between soil transmitted intestinal helminthiasis and abdominal symptoms in a non-paediatric age group, 242 randomly selected patients (137 males, 105 females, median age 45 years) were asked specific questions pertaining to abdominal symptoms at the time of admission to the adult medical wards. Stool examination on all(More)
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