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predictors of surgical site infections of the abdomen in lagos, nigeria.the issue of nosocomial infection constitute a significant burden on any health care facility particularly in resource constrained centers of many developing countries.201121913509
incidence of postoperative eye infections in a private eye hospital in lagos, nigeria.there is a dearth of information on postoperative eye infections in nigeria and most hospitals do not have an infection control program in place.201021033323
bacterial flora of burn wounds in lagos, nigeria: a prospective study.a prospective study of burn wound sepsis was carried out on 31 consecutive patients with fresh burns. wound swab cultures were assessed at weekly intervals for 5 weeks. the study revealed that while 96.7 per cent of burn wounds were sterile on admission, bacterial colonization reached 80.6 per cent within the first week after admission. although the gram-negative organisms, as a group, were more predominant, staph. aureus (38.2 per cent) was the most prevalent organism in the first week. it was ...19921489492
antibiotic susceptibility pattern of staphylococcus species isolated from telephone receivers.microorganisms are transferred to everyday objects from the environment and infected individuals. pathogenic microbes are transmissible from the air, skin, hands and other interpersonal contacts and cause diseases most of the time. this study centres on the microbial assessment of telephone receivers, their ability to transfer bacterial infections and the isolation of these microorganisms from receivers, with an emphasis on staphylococcus aureus and its antibiotic susceptibility pattern.200919296038
aetiology of catheter-associated bacteriuria in lagos university teaching hospital.a prospective study to determine the causative agents of catheter-related bacteriuria was carried out on 99 patients with median age of 55 years, on admission in the oncology, paediatric surgery and obstetric and gynaecology wards of the lagos university teaching hospital. there was significant bacteriuria in seventy-one (72%) of the 99 urine samples. all catheter urine samples were contaminated by day 5 gram-negative bacilli were predominant (89.3%) of which pseudomonas aeruginosa (26.2%) was t ...200515997255
prevalence, antimicrobial properties and beta-lactamase production of haemolytic enterobacteria in patients with diarrhoea and urinary tract infections in legos, nigeria.to determine the prevalence, antimicrobial properties and beta-lactamase production of haemolytic enterobacteria in patients with diarrhoea and urinary tract infections in lagos, nigeria.19968771935
pathogens and antibiotic susceptibility profiles in the urinary tract.of 2,780 specimens of midstream urine (msu) collected from patients of medical out-patient unit of lagos university teaching hospital (luth), and examined between march 1989 and february 1990, 780 (28.1%) had bacterial colony counts greater than 100,000 per ml. the commonest pathogens were e. coli, klebsiella aerogenes, proteus mirabilis, pseudomonas aeruginosa. 9.8% of the infections were caused by gram-positive bacteria while 6.0% were due to the fungus, candida albicans and candida species.19921473516
the problem of bacterial resistance to antibiotics among strains isolated from hospital patients in lagos and ibadan, nigeria.bacterial infections are still an important cause of illness and death in developing countries, where the widespread and indiscriminate use of antibiotics has led to serious problems of resistance to the older, less expensive agents. the results of routine sensitivity testing of clinical isolates from patients in lagos and ibadan, nigeria show a high prevalence of strains resistant to penicillin, tetracycline, ampicillin, co-trimoxazole and chloramphenicol, with between 70% and 90% of strains of ...19892745266
degradation of commercial detergent products by microbial populations of the lagos lagoon.the biodegradability potentials of three detergent products with the trade names omo, teepol and sodium dodecyl sulfate (sds) by the native bacteria of the lagos lagoon was carried out using the lagoon die-away method. physicochemical parameters of the water samples showed that the lagoon in apapa was more polluted than at the university of lagos. in 12 days, approximately 30, 60 and 97% of omo, teepol and sds respectively were degraded. sds with an alkyl sulfate moiety as surfactant supported t ...19979449783
isolation and characterization of heavy metals resistant bacteria from lagos lagoon.a total of 228 bacteria with an ability to resist toxic heavy metals were isolated from 8 selected sites of the lagos lagoon. the bacteria isolated were staphylococcus sp., bacillus sp., pseudomonas sp., streptococcus sp., moraxella sp., escherichia coli, proteus sp., klebsiella sp. and salmonella sp. the heavy metals to which resistance was recorded were mercury, lead, zinc, cobalt, copper and chromium. the lagoon sites from which the highest number of resistant bacteria were isolated were mari ...19979438345
contamination levels of in-use disinfectants in a teaching hospital in lagos, nigeria.in-use testing of the disinfectants; hibitane (5% w/v chlorhexidinegluconate), hibiscrub (4% w/v chlorhexidinegluconate), savlon (3% w/v chlorhexidine/cetrimide), hydrogen peroxide (6% w/v hydrogen peroxide with stabilizer) and a common household bleach jik (3.5% w/v sodium hypochlorite), was carried out over a two-month period at a university teaching hospital in nigeria. contamination levels were high with 82 (63.1%) of the 130 in-use disinfectants contaminated. however, a few of the stock sol ...200212518903
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