Comparison of three methods for recovery of yeasts from hands of health-care workers

Larry J. Strausbaugh, David L. Sewell, Rita C. Tjoelker, Teri Heitzman, Tina Webster, Thomas Ward, Michael A. Pfaller

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Abstract

This study compared three methods for the detection of yeasts on the hands of 30 nurses: (i) direct finger impressions on inhibitory mold agar plates, (ii) bag washes in brain heart infusion broth, and (iii) bag washes in brain heart infusion broth supplemented with gentamicin and vancomycin. The antimicrobial agent-supplemented bag wash method identified the greatest number of yeast carriers and yielded the most yeast isolates, especially non-C. albicans Candida spp.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)471-473
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume34
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1996

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Anti-Infective Agents
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Agar
Fungi
Nurses

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Strausbaugh, L. J., Sewell, D. L., Tjoelker, R. C., Heitzman, T., Webster, T., Ward, T., & Pfaller, M. A. (1996). Comparison of three methods for recovery of yeasts from hands of health-care workers. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 34(2), 471-473.

Comparison of three methods for recovery of yeasts from hands of health-care workers. / Strausbaugh, Larry J.; Sewell, David L.; Tjoelker, Rita C.; Heitzman, Teri; Webster, Tina; Ward, Thomas; Pfaller, Michael A.

In: Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Vol. 34, No. 2, 1996, p. 471-473.

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Strausbaugh, LJ, Sewell, DL, Tjoelker, RC, Heitzman, T, Webster, T, Ward, T & Pfaller, MA 1996, 'Comparison of three methods for recovery of yeasts from hands of health-care workers', Journal of Clinical Microbiology, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 471-473.
Strausbaugh LJ, Sewell DL, Tjoelker RC, Heitzman T, Webster T, Ward T et al. Comparison of three methods for recovery of yeasts from hands of health-care workers. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 1996;34(2):471-473.
Strausbaugh, Larry J. ; Sewell, David L. ; Tjoelker, Rita C. ; Heitzman, Teri ; Webster, Tina ; Ward, Thomas ; Pfaller, Michael A. / Comparison of three methods for recovery of yeasts from hands of health-care workers. In: Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 1996 ; Vol. 34, No. 2. pp. 471-473.
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