Nasal polyps are soft, fleshy growths appearing in the inner lining of the nasal passage or along the sinuses. They usually occur in older people above the age of 40 but when present in children, they could be symptoms of other illnesses such as cystic fibrosis. Nasal polyps are non-cancerous and harmless in themselves. However, if they are too numerous or large, they can block nasal drainage, cause breathing problems, infections, allergies, sleeplessness, pain, headaches, vision disturbances. Symptoms are commonly confused with cold/congestion. Few known causes exist for their occurrence. Treatment: non-invasive topical cortico-steroid sprays, home remedies and surgery in severe cases.
Susceptibility Test Methods
When available, the clinical microbiology laboratory should provide the results of in vitro susceptibility test results for antimicrobial drug products used in resident hospitals to the physician as periodic reports that describe the susceptibility profile of nosocomial and community-acquired pathogens. These reports should aid the physician in selecting an antibacterial drug product for treatment.
Quantitative methods are used to determine antimicrobial minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs). These MICs provide estimates of the susceptibility of bacteria to antimicrobial compounds. The MICs should be determined using a standardized test method (broth and/or agar). 5,6,7 The MIC values should be interpreted according to criteria provided in Table 14.
Quantitative methods that require measurement of zone diameters can also provide reproducible estimates of the susceptibility of bacteria to antimicrobial compounds. The zone size provides an estimate of the susceptibility of bacteria to antimicrobial compounds. The zone size should be determined using a standardized test method. 6,7,8 This procedure uses paper disks impregnated with 5 mcg ciprofloxacin to test the susceptibility of bacteria to ciprofloxacin. The disc diffusion interpretive criteria are provided in Table 14.
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