MRSA isolates with vancomycin MIC = 2mg/L were screened for hVISA, using BHI agar with 4mg/L of vancomycin and 16g/L of pancreatic digest of casein (Merck, Darmstadt, Germany) (BHI4ca), and Etest[R] (bioMerieux) macromethod
In general, the main methods of characterizing the damage and damage evolution of a material are the mesomethod based on material science (metal physics), the macromethod
based on phenomenology, and the micromethod based on statistics.
In addition, the E-test macromethod
was performed to screen for heteroresistant vancomycin-intermediate S.
We measured: haematocrit (by Wintobe macromethod
), blood and plasma viscosity by cone-on-plate micro-viscosimeter (Wells-Brookfield Viscosimeter - Model DV - II, Stoughton, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) estimated at different shear rates and the results were expressed in centipoise (cP).
Several other methods have been developed recently, with the Etest macromethod
showing good sensitivity and specificity, compared with PAP, Dr.
Cholesterol content was quantified with the macromethod described in Table 1, and the final concentration was corrected for dilution.
After 15 min, the HDL fraction was isolated as described, and cholesterol was determined with the macromethod.
For all ESBL-producing isolates, MICs of ceftriaxone, ceftazidime, azithromycin, and imipenem were determined by the Etest macromethod
(bioMerieux, Marcy L'Etoile, France).
Evaluation of the accuracy of the Etest macromethod
for detection of heterogeneous vancomycinintermediate S.
We determined MICs for nalidixic acid, ciprofloxacin, and chloramphenicol using the Etest macromethod
Isolates for which vancomycin MICs were [greater than or equal to] 1 [micro]g/mL (95.1%) were tested for the presence of hVISA by using vancomycin and teicoplanin Etest strips (the Etest macromethod
First, the costs of energy not supplied were determined using simple macromethods