Advisor

Mary L. Taylor

Date of Award

1981

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Biology

Department

Biology

Physical Description

1 online resource (51 p.)

Subjects

Bacteria Burns, and scalds

DOI

10.15760/etd.3053

Abstract

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.

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http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/17849

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