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  1. A multi-centre, phase IV study to evaluate the steady-state plasma concentration and serum bactericidal activity of a generic teicoplanin preparation

    A multi-centre, phase IV study to evaluate the steady-state plasma concentration and serum bactericidal activity of a generic teicoplanin preparation

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases
    Introduction: Teicoplanin is an effective treatment option against methicillin-resistant, Gram-positive bacteria, like Staphylococcus aureus. It is a glycopeptide antibiotic, produced through microbial fermentation, a process resulting in variations in the N-acyl side chain. Concerns that these variations may affect the...
  2. First outbreak of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus in a haematology unit in Durban, South Africa

    First outbreak of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus in a haematology unit in Durban, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases
    Vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) are increasingly important causes of morbidity and mortality in developed countries. Although VRE is a significant cause of nosocomial sepsis in these countries, limited data is available on the role that this pathogen plays in South...
  3. Epidemiology of cystic fibrosis respiratory pathogens isolated at a South African Hospital, 2006–2010

    Epidemiology of cystic fibrosis respiratory pathogens isolated at a South African Hospital, 2006–2010

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases
    Background: The epidemiology of cystic fibrosis (CF) associated pathogens other than Pseudomonas aeruginosa in the South African cystic fibrosis population has not been previously described.
  4. Microbial contamination and labelling of self-prepared, multi-dose phenylephrine solutions used at a teaching hospital

    Microbial contamination and labelling of self-prepared, multi-dose phenylephrine solutions used at a teaching hospital

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia
    Background: Common practice at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital (CHBAH) is to use boluses from a self-prepared, multi-dose phenylephrine solution to treat spinal anaesthesia-induced hypotension in patients undergoing a Caesarean section. The aims of this study were to determine if...
  5. SASCM guideline for daptomycin use in South Africa – 2017 update

    SASCM guideline for daptomycin use in South Africa – 2017 update

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases
    Daptomycin is currently registered for use in treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections (cSSSI) and Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia. The role of daptomycin in treatment of severe Gram-positive infections needs to be considered outside of these specific and rigid...
  6. Antimicrobial resistance surveillance in the South African private sector report for 2016

    Antimicrobial resistance surveillance in the South African private sector report for 2016

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases
    Aim: The relevance of surveillance for antimicrobial resistance is increasingly recognised in the light of a global action plan to combat resistance. This report presents antimicrobial susceptibility testing on ESKAPE pathogens from private sector laboratories in South Africa for 2016.
  7. The nursery role of a sheltered surf-zone in warm-temperate southern Africa

    The nursery role of a sheltered surf-zone in warm-temperate southern Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    Marine fish nurseries such as surf-zones have usually been classified as nurseries based solely on the density of pre-adult fish, yet the full suite of developmental stages are seldom assessed because of difficulties associated with sampling these habitats. The larval...