the antimicrobial activity of copper and copper alloys against nosocomial pathogens and mycobacterium tuberculosis isolated from healthcare facilities in the western cape: an in-vitro study.clinical isolates of meticillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (mrsa), klebsiella pneumoniae, pseudomonas aeruginosa, acinetobacter baumannii, candida albicans and mycobacterium tuberculosis (mtb) were tested against copper (cu) and its alloys. stainless steel and polyvinylchloride (pvc) were used as controls. the amount of cu required to inhibit test isolates at room temperature (24 degrees c) and at 4 degrees c was determined. at room temperature, cu, dzr brass (cu 62%, pb 2.5%, arsenate 0.13 ...200818069086
identification of candida dubliniensis in a hiv-positive south african population.candida dubliniensis was identified as a distinctly separate species of the genus candida in 1995. since then the yeast has attracted considerable interest due to its prevalence in hiv/aids patients and its ability to develop fluconazole resistance in hiv-seropositive individuals. although c. dubliniensis has been identified in many centres around the world it has not yet been isolated in africa. the purpose of this study was to identify c. dubliniensis in an hiv-positive population in the weste ...200111887446
the sensitivity of a syndromic management approach in detecting sexually transmitted diseases in patients at a public health clinic in cape evaluate the sensitivity of a syndromic diagnostic procedure in detecting and treating sexually transmitted diseases (stds) and genital tract infections (gtis).19989807192
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