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VOLUME 20 NUMBER 4                                 WINTER 2016-2017                                   ISSN 1496-3876

RESISTANCE TO QUINOLONES

Fluoroquinolones, especially later generation ones, have a very wide spectrum of activity.  Their excellent bioavailability and seemingly favourable tolerability led to widespread use and, like other antimicrobials, misuse. Not surprisingly resistance predictably followed.

Quinolones are a class of antibiotic with broad-spectrum antibacterial activity. They are well absorbed orally and have good tissue penetration making them popular agents for the treatment of a wide variety of infections.

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Dr. Michael Noble visits the African Society for Laboratory Medicine

In December 3-8, 2016 Dr. Noble got the opportunity to visit the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) conference in Cape Town South Africa.  ASLM was first created only 5 years ago, and hosts a conference every 3 years.

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HPTA – Biosecurity Plan

The purpose of a biosecurity program is to prevent the loss, theft, misuse, diversion, or intentional release of biological assets.

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CMPT Grading Guideline

For the longest time grading consistency was monitored only by “corporate memory” by participants that had a long experience with CMPT and knew and understood our approach to grading.  However, by 2014, it was felt that a grading guideline needed to be formulated, to help the committee grade in a consistent way.

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