Invasive pneumococcal infection in a community hospital, 1993 to 1995: characteristics of resistant strains
The appearance of penicillin-resistant strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae may be associated with recent antibiotic treatment. Researchers identified 53 children with invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae infections at a large community hospital. Twenty-one percent of cases were resistant to penicillin, 9% resisted various antibiotics, and 4% were very resistant to penicillin. More children with penicillin-resistant pneumonia were taking antibiotics at the time or within the previous month and had lower white blood cell counts than children who responded to penicillin.
Publication Name: Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
Historical aspects of the origin of diffusion theory in 19th-century mechanistic materialism
The mechanistic materialist philosophy and the establishment of diffusion theory in modern experimental biology evolved with the political, religious and economic changes taking place in Western Europe in the 19th century. Mechanistic materialism started in physiology, and it influenced the fields of embryology, biochemistry and genetics. A.E. Fick's study on the mechanism of material diffusion enabled the testing of the physicochemical study.
Publication Name: Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
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