Portland State University. Department of Biology
Mary L. Taylor
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Biology
1 online resource (51 p.)
Bacteria Burns, and scalds
Streptococcus and Staphylococcus were collected from patients hospitalized at the Oregon Burn Center, Emanuel Hospital, Portland, Oregon, between October 27, 1980 and January 1, 1981. Forty-five isolates of Staphylococcus and twenty-one isolates of Streptococcus, Lancefield Group D, were included in the investigation.
The objectives of the investigation were: (i) to identify to the species level all isolates, (ii) to determine their susceptibility to antimicrobial agents, (iii) to test the organisms. over time for increasing resistance to silver, (iv) to determine, if present, a bacterium harbored within the burn.unit (nosocomial bacterium), and (v) to determine any recognizable pattern of successive bacterial colonization which occurred in hospitalized patients.
Hannan, Trisha A., "Characterization of gram-positive bacterial isolates from burn victims" (1981). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3057.