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post-processing microflora and the shelf stability of gari marketed in port harcourt.gari was examined for its post-processing microbial content. aerobic mesophilic bacteria and fungi were isolated from all samples. the total viable bacterial counts ranged from 2.0 x 10(2) to 8.0 x 10(4) cfu/g. fungal counts ranged from 1.0 x 10(2) to 1.5 x 10(4) cfu/g. the total viable counts of fresh samples were much lower than those of market and packaged samples. bacillus, micrococcus and proteus spp. were the bacteria isolated, aspergillus niger, aspergillus flavus and penicillium spp. the ...19883170384
a survey of common pathogens in wound in patients at the university of port harcourt teaching hospital (u.p.t.h), port harcourt.during a 30-month period, january 1996 to june 1998, a total of 2458 wound swab samples were collected, cultured and identified. in descending order of frequency, the organisms isolated include: staphylococcus aureus (31.60%), escherichia coli (25.97%), pseudomonas aeruginosa (21.21%), klebsiella species (10.82%), proteus species (8.23%), non-haemolytic streptococci (1.29%), beta-haemolytic streptococcus (0.43%) and candida albicans (0.43%). the variation in frequency of the isolates according t ...200312769308
bacteriology of chronic discharging ears in port harcourt, nigeria.the objective of the study was to isolate and identify aerobic bacteria in chronic discharging ears and determine their antibiotic susceptibilities, which is essential for reasonable empiric treatment.200617191422
microbial burden of some herbal antimalarials marketed at elele, rivers state.herbal antimalarials still remain an alternative to our traditional communities who can not afford orthodox antimalarials. this study was aimed at investigating the microbial quality of six herbal antimalarials using standard microbiological methods. of the six preparations analyzed, "schnapps", palm wine and water were the media of preparation; the water base preparations recorded higher microbial load. the mean microbial load was 159.5 × 10(5) cfu/ml and 217.4 × 10(2)cfu/ml in water and alcoho ...200921304626
spread of odontogenic infections in port harcourt, nigeria.odontogenic infections constitute a substantial portion of diseases encountered by oral and maxillofacial surgeons. infections start from dental tissues and sometimes rapidly spread to contiguous spaces. the consequence is a fulminant disease with significant morbidity and mortality. the study was aimed at studying the pattern of spread, approach to management, and outcome of these infections at a nigerian teaching hospital.201020633973
occurrence of drug-resistant bacteria in communal well water around port harcourt, nigeria.a total of 108 raw water samples was collected from 36 wells at nine shanty settlements around port harcourt, nigeria, over a period of 7 months. samples were analysed for their bacteriological quality. selected bacterial strains isolated from the samples were tested for their susceptibility to ten commonly used antibiotics. the organisms isolated include pseudomonas spp., klebsiella spp., staphylococcus spp., proteus spp., enterococcus faecalis, aeromonas spp., escherichia coli, chromobacterium ...19892776852
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