Monitoring outbreaks of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: use of a commercial database and personal computer.
Journal - British journal of biomedical science (ENGLAND )
A commercial database and personal computer were used to record relevant information on outbreaks of hospital infection associated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The data were easily stored, amended and retrieved, and there was sufficient flexibility and capacity within the data fields to allow day-to-day monitoring of the outbreak.
|ISSN : ||0967-4845|
|Mesh Heading : ||Cross Infection Databases, Factual England Humans Staphylococcal Infections Staphylococcus aureus epidemiology drug effects|
|Mesh Heading Relevant : ||Disease Outbreaks Medical Records Systems, Computerized Methicillin Resistance epidemiology epidemiology|
A modified Ziehl-Neelsen stain for mycobacteria.
Journal - Medical laboratory sciences (ENGLAND )
For the preliminary detection of mycobacteria in routine pathology specimens heavy reliance is placed on staining methods. Difficulties encountered with a cold-staining method, which had possibly gone un-noticed for several years despite a quality control check programme, are described. An alternative to the 'classical' Ziehl-Neelsen stain is described, which although devised initially as a 'stop-gap' is still in use eight years later.
|ISSN : ||0308-3616|
|Mesh Heading : ||Evaluation Studies as Topic Mycobacterium Staining and Labeling methods|
|Mesh Heading Relevant : ||isolation & purification|