Authors:Klára Piukovics, Viktória Bertalan, Gabriella Terhes, Ágnes Báthori, Edit Hajdú, Gyula Pokorny, László Kovács, and Edit Urbán
Nocardia species are ubiquitous environmental filamentous bacteria that may cause various infections in humans [ 1 ]. The incidence of these infections has increased among immunocompromised patients in
Authors:Eniko Sarvary, D. Lee, J. Varadi, M. Varga, I. Gaal, R. Chmel, G. Beko, Z. Kanyo, B. Nemes, Zs. Gerlei, J. Fazakas, L. Kobori, Zs. Herold, S. Németh, I. Galoczi, J. Jaray, and R. Langer
The value of urinary cytology in the diagnosis of different pathological conditions in renal transplantation is particularly important. Manual microscopic urinalysis is a high-volume procedure that currently requires significant labour.
Objective: To automate the sediment evaluation and to make this more accurate using the Iris Diagnostics Automated Urine Microscopy Analyzer (iQ200). Our goal was to compare the manual and automated microscopic data to apply iQ200 in renal function monitoring.
Method: The iQ200 uses digital imaging and Auto Analyte Recognition software to classify urine constituents into 12 analyte categories and quantitatively report.
Results: We determined cut-off values of urine particles in every category, which correlated well with manual microscopic results. The iQ200 was more sensitive for pathological casts than manual microscopic analysis. iQ200 helped the operator to differentiate between isomorphic and dismorphic erythrocytes and between lymphocytes and granulocytes, too. Every pathological constituent could be recognized, which is very important for early recognition of renal impairment, graft rejection and urinary tract infection.
Conclusions: The iQ200 system automatically classifies 12 particles, significantly reducing the need for additional sample preparation, manual microscopic review achieving a high degree of standardization in urinalysis.
Authors:J. Chrpová, V. Šíp, L. Štočková, and V. Dumalasová
Biotechnology and Breeding, May 24–27, 2011, Szeged, Hungary, pp. 26–27.
Šíp, V., Sýkorová, S., Stuchlíková, E., Chrpová, J. 2002. The effect of infection with Fusarium culmorum L. on deoxynivalenol content in grain of
Authors:Szabolcs Vigvári, Dávid Sipos, Ágnes Kappéter, Zsófia Feiszt, Beáta Kovács, and Zoltán Péterfi
antibiotic-associated diarrhea has been recognized in 1978 [ 2 ], the interest in this pathogen is increasing. The incidence of C. difficile infections (CDIs) has increased to epidemic proportion over the past decades worldwide. Between 1996 and 2003, the