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Year : 1998  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 35--38

Modified transport medium for better recovery of microorganisms from diabetic foot wounds

NA Pathare, GV Talvalkar, DU Antani, A Bal 
 All Institute of Diabetes, S.L. Raheja Hospital, Mahim, Mumbai 400 016, India

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NA Pathare
All Institute of Diabetes, S.L. Raheja Hospital, Mahim, Mumbai 400 016
India

ABSTRACT: In patients with diabetic foot wounds, there is a possibility of diminished or inadequate recovery of causative microorganisms, due to the lingering effects of local bacteriostatic therapy. We evaluated the role of 0.05 percent lecithin with 0.05 percent tween-80, as quenching agents to prevent the bacteriostatic activity of these compounds, while the specimen was being transported, in our modification of the Stuart«SQ»s medium. This was found to give a 16.76 percent [p=0.05) higher yield of the causative pathogens, when studied in parallel with the standard Stuart«SQ»s medium.

How to cite this article:
Pathare N, Talvalkar G, Antani D, Bal A. Modified transport medium for better recovery of microorganisms from diabetic foot wounds.Indian J Med Microbiol 1998;16:35-38

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Pathare N, Talvalkar G, Antani D, Bal A. Modified transport medium for better recovery of microorganisms from diabetic foot wounds. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 1998 [cited 2019 Dec 9 ];16:35-38
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