Global Advanced Research Journal of Microbiology (GARJM) ISSN: 2315-5116

January, 2016. Vol. 5(1), pp 001-009

Copyright © 2016 Global Advanced Research Journals

 

Full Length Research Paper

Is Ultrasound Gel Harboring Any Bacterial Growth?

*Hanadi Abdulqader Jasim, Hassan Ala ' Faried,  Mohammed Basim Majeed

 

Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, Basra University, Iraq

*Corresponding Author’s Email: hind_iraq2006@yahoo.com

Accepted 18 January, 2016

 

Abstract

The ability of Ultrasound Gel to be a source for infections has been   exhibited a big problem in healthcare environments. The aim of this study was to recognize bacterial species that contaminate ultrasound gel. A total of 56 Ultrasound Gel samples were collected from hospitals and private clinics. Many bacterial species have been determined (25%) of total samples. The large part of bacteria which were recorded includes those that have a role in skin infections and other underlying tissues. Staph.aureus, Pseudomonas, Klebsiella, Enterobacter and Bukholderia had been contaminated ultrasound gels in various degrees. Besides that, sealed and opened gel containers also revealed bacterial growth. Hence, all attempts should be made to limit the possibility of contamination. 

Keywords: Bacterial Growth, Ultrasound Gel Harboring.

 


Related Articles


Original Research Articles
Al-Daraji HJ
The use of liquorice, probiotic, potassium chloride and sodium bicarbonate to counteract the detrimental effects of heat stress on performance of broilers
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Microbiol August 2012 Vol: 1(6): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (156 KB)
Onianwah, F. I.; EZE, V.C. and Ifeanyi, V.O.
Analysis of Enzymes and Metabolites of Paraeforce Degradation Using Living Yeast Cells and Aspergillus spinosus
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Microbiol June 2020 Vol: 9(6): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (969 KB)
Hind A. A. Al-Zahrani
Solid state fermentation using agro industrial residues for alpha amylase production by an actinomycete isolate from red sea soil
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Microbiol June 2018 Vol: 7(4): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (458 KB)
Naksheen Merza Mahmood, Nadia Farid Ramadan, Shadia Mohamed Hassan, HodaYaaqob Sabry and Mona Mohamed Magdy
Therapeutic effect of Phoenix dactylifera against cryptosporidiosis in immunocompromised mice
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Microbiol March 2016 Vol: 5(3): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (3,707 KB)
mahnaz sadat sadeghi and mehdi hosseini
Seabirds, Anas crecca and Ringa Solitaria as bioindicators of mercury and methyl mercury contamination, from Arvand River, border between Iran and Iraq
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Microbiol May 2018 Vol: 7(5): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (1,013 KB)
Iheanacho CC, Okerentugba PO, Orji FA and Ataikiru TL
Hydrocarbon degradation potentials of indigeneous fungal isolates from a petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated soil in Sakpenwa community, Niger Delta
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Microbiol May 2014 Vol: 3(1): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (193 KB)

Current Issue

Viewing Options

View Full Article - PDF
Download Full Article - PDF

Search for Articles

Hanadi Abdulqader Jasim on Google Scholar
Hanadi Abdulqader Jasim on Pubmed
Hassan Ala ' Faried on Google Scholar
Hassan Ala ' Faried on Pubmed
Mohammed Basim Majeed on Google Scholar
Mohammed Basim Majeed on Pubmed

Statistics

Viewed 2067
Printed 474
Downloaded 2507
Powered By iPortal Works