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Neonatal enteral feeding tubes as loci for colonisation by members of the Enterobacteriaceae

Edward Hurrell1, Eva Kucerova1, Michael Loughlin1, Juncal Caubilla-Barron1, Anthony Hilton2, Richard Armstrong2, Craig Smith3, Judith Grant4, Shiu Shoo4 and Stephen Forsythe1*

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1 School of Science and Technology, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS, UK

2 Life and Health Sciences, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET, UK

3 Nottingham City Hospital, Nottingham, NG5 1PB, UK

4 Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, NG7 2UH, UK

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BMC Infectious Diseases 2009, 9:146  doi:10.1186/1471-2334-9-146

Published: 1 September 2009

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Summary of neonates' age and feeding regimes. Collation of data of the neonates sampled, their feeding regimes and gastric pH values.

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Isolation of Enterobacteriaceae from biofilms on nasogastric enteral feeding tubes of neonates receiving a range of feeding regimes. Identification of Enterobacteriaceae isolated from biofilms inside neonatal enteral feeding tubes collated according to the feeding regime of the neonate.

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Antibiogram profile of Enterobacteriaceae isolated from neonatal nasogastric enteral feeding tubes. Antibiotic resistance and sensitivity profiles for the Enterobacteriaceae isolated from neonatal enteral feeding tubes.

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