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Title: The effect of homoeopathic B-lactamase nosode on staphylococcus aureus
Authors: Madel, Fritz Johann
Issue Date: 1998
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to administer a Homoeopathic nosode in conjunction with penicillin, to a penicillin resistant bacterial strain. It was hypothesized that the Homoeopathic nosode, derived from penicillin resistant bacteria that secrete B-Iactamase which is used to prevent the actions of penicillin on the bacteria, will either increase or decrease the secretion of B-Iactamase produced by these bacteria. The method used, was the Test Tube Serial Dilution method (HIC). The test tubes were then plated out (HBC) and a colony count counted. The research was carried out in two ways: (1) the administration of a B-Iactamase nosode to a penicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus strain, 24 hours prior to the administration of a penicillin; (2) the administering. of B-lactamase nosode & penicillin simultaneously to a penicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus strain. The control group was compared to the experimental group with regards to the number of clear test tubes to turbid test tubes, and to the colony counts. The test tube results (HIC) will be further tabulated, compared, and statistically analyzed, using the Mann-Whitney unpaired test. The results from methods (1) & (2) were compared to see which one
Description: Dissertation submitted in partial compliance with the requirements for the Master's Degree in Technology of Homoeopathy, Technikon Natal, 1998.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10321/1835
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