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Rapid prediction of multi-drug resistance in clinical specimens of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Conventional drug susceptibility testing techniques, the ‘gold standard’ for M. tuberculosis are slow, requiring about 3-6 weeks from a positive culture. This diagnostic delay, before initiation of appropriate treatment, ...
An Epidemiological study of gentamicin resistant gram negative bacteria with particular reference to pseudomonas aeruginosa at King Edward V111 Hospital, Durban
The sources of gentamicin resistant pseudomonads and enterobacteria were studied in detail. A total of 1703 gentamicin resistant gram negative bacilli (GRGNB) isolated from patients, staff and their immediate environment ...
Design, optimisation and costing of a novel forced-upflow bioreactor for bioremediation of leachates from selected landfill sites in KwaZulu-Natal.
Most waste generated in South Africa is sent to landfills for disposal, and although it is confined in specific areas, it can potentially affect both above and below ground water resources, impacting environmental and ...
Adhension of Candida albicans to host cells in culutre.
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Development of a bioreactor system using a pine bark matrix for the removal of metal ions from synthetic aqueous solutions.
Many industries use, or produce, metal-containing solutions which must be treated for reuse or discharge to sewer. One such treatment is biological and both living and dead materials have been investigated for the abstraction ...
A laboratory scale study to investigate the effects of solids concentration on the efficiency of anaerobic digestion.
With the exceptions of mixing and heating mechanisms, and the recycling of settled solids, no radical changes or improvements have been made to conventional anaerobic digesters treating municipal sewage. These digesters ...
Microbiological investigations into granular sludge from two anaerobic digesters differing in design and industrial effluent purified.
Due to a combination of selection criteria, sludges from upflow anaerobic digesters treating industrial waste waters consist primarily of well-settling, dense agglomerates called granules. Quantification of the component ...
The syndromic management of sexually transmitted diseases : clinical microbiological response in relation to aetiology, susceptibility patterns and co-infection with HIV-1 [electronic resource].
HIV-1 is the most prevalent and notorious sexually transmitted pathogen locally, and constantly challenges our foundation of knowledge regarding the classical STIs. The ultimate objective of the syndromic management ...
Bioremediation of oil-contaminated soil : a South African case study.
In 1990, an oil recycling plant situated in Hammarsdale, South Africa, was decommissioned and a decision was taken by management to rehabilitate the site in preparation for resale. The heavily impacted area covered over ...
Bioremediation of chemically contaminated soil : extraction/analysis methodology development.
The efficacies of soil extraction methods, namely, Soxhlet, sonication, agitation, alkaline digestion and the ethyl acetate micro-method, for monitoring soil bioremediation were evaluated using three soil types, Swartland, ...