Tarja Ojanen

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A cluster of septicaemias due to several water-related species occurred in a haematological unit of a university hospital. In recurrent septicaemias of a leukaemic patient caused by Sphingomonas paucimobilis, genotyping of the blood isolates by use of random amplified polymorphic DNA-analysis verified the presence of two distinct S. paucimobilis strains(More)
A 5-year retrospective multicenter study was performed for microascaceous moulds (Microascaceae, Ascomycetes) in Finnish clinical specimens. The files from 1993-1997 of six clinical mycology laboratories in Finland were searched for reports of these fungi, mainly Scopulariopsis and Scedosporium anamorphs in keratinous specimens. From the 521 primary(More)
Deep, respiratory tract and ear infections due to Microascaceae (Pseudallescheria, Scedosporium, Microascus or Scopulariopsis) were studied nationwide in Finland during 1993-2002. The data were based on 52,000 fungal cultures that represented about 50% of all such specimens in Finland and included all Finnish cases of profound immunosuppression. There were(More)
The development of resistance to current antifungal therapeutics drives search for new effective agents. Some Mannich bases have antifungal activity, but no information is available regarding the antifungal activity of acetophenone derived Mannich bases. Mono Mannich bases of acetophenone 1-3 were synthesized and converted into their corresponding bis(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the chemical, microbiological and physical stability of an extemporaneously prepared nifedipine oral suspension, packaged in disposable syringes and prepared in a hospital pharmacy for paediatric use. METHODS Two different suspensions were prepared, from nifedipine tablets and drug powder, by using an autoclaved 1.0% solution of(More)
In Finland, all laboratories carrying out diagnostics of infectious diseases in humans are approved by the Regional State Administrative Agencies and are obligated to participate in External Quality Assurance rounds. Performance in these rounds is thought to reflect the quality of laboratory work. In the 6-year study period, 17 Finnish laboratories received(More)
The reliability of the poured plate method for purity testing of three different creams and an anhydrous ointment was studied. The ability of some nonionic surfactants to elute the microbes from the semisolid preparations to water phase and possible detrimental effects of these surfactants on the microbes was especially investigated. The method was used to(More)
We have evaluated the chemical and microbiological stability of sufentanil citrate, levobupivacaine hydrochloride and a mixture in a 0.9% sodium chloride infusion in order to provide background information on the storage of a sufentanil-levobupivacaine mixture in polypropylene (PP) syringes. Chemical assays were performed by HPLC on days 0, 1, 2, 3, 8, 14,(More)
The development of resistance to current antifungal therapeutics drives the search for effective new agents. The fact that some acetophenone-derived Mannich bases had shown antifungal activities in our previous studies led us to design and synthesize acetophenone-derived bis Mannich bases, B1-B5, bis(beta-aroylethyl)methylamine hydrochlorides, to evaluate(More)
Antimicrobial effectiveness of methylparaben and a mixture of methyl- and propylparabens in an oil-in-water cream was studied. How the number of microbes and inclusion of nutrients into the cream affect the effectiveness of these compounds were also investigated, as well as the survival of test microbes in the cream without preservatives. Survival of(More)