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Articles by D.H. Tambekar
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  D.H. Tambekar , N.B. Hirulkar , Y.S. Banginwar , P.N. Rajankar and S.S. Deshmukh
  Contamination in drinking water is man made and usually due to improper handling, storage and serving which leads to the serious water borne diseases. A total of 340 drinking water samples were analyzed for bacterial contamination, out of them, 69.1% were non-potable by MPN method, 73.2% by MFT indicating presence of E. coli and 18.2% showed presence of thermotolerant E. coli of human fecal origin. Study concluded that poor hygiene behaviors such as improper method of storage, handling and serving, deteriorates the quality of drinking water which can be improved by imparting water hygiene behavior education to hotels and restaurants owners.
  D.H. Tambekar and S.A. Bhutda
  D.H. Tambekar , P.B. Gulhane , S.G. Dahikar and M.N. Dudhane
  A microbiological analysis of 75 doctor`s mobile phones was carried out in Amravati city. A total of 90 bacterial pathogens were isolated, Staphylococcus aureus 18 (20%) was prominent followed by Micrococcus luteus 16 (18%), Pseudomonas aeruginosa 14 (15%), Proteus mirabilis 10 (11%), Escherichia coli 10 (11%), Klebsiella pneumoniae 9 (10%), Enterobacter aerogenes 8 (9%) and Salmonella typhi 5 (5%). The male doctor`s mobile phones were more (69%) contaminated as compared to female doctor`s phones (31%). The study demonstrates that mobile phone in a clinical setting become contaminated by contact with healthcare workers` hands (HCWs`) and acts as potential source to spread infection is an important argument in any debate, in which the relaxation of restrictions on its use is being considered.
  D.H. Tambekar , D.V. Dhanorkar , S.R. Gulhane and M.N. Dudhane
  In the present study, attempt was made to isolate bacterial pathogens in blood and determination of their antibiogram. A total of 448 blood samples were analyzed. Out of which 405 (92%) samples of aerobic blood culture and 43 (8%) samples of anaerobic blood culture. From aerobic culture 111 (27%) pathogens and from anaerobic culture 6 (13%) pathogens were identified. In aerobic culture Staphylococcus aureus 71 (64.54%) was the most common cause of bacteraemia followed by Listeria monocytogenes 17 (15.45%), Diplococcus sp. 7 (6.36%), Salmonella typhi 6 (5.45%), Streptococci sp. 4 (3.63%), Klebsiella pneumoniae 3 (2.72%) and Campylobacter sp., E. coli and Haemophilus influenzae (single isolates of each, respectively). From anaerobic culture Clostridium perfringens 6 (13%) were identified. The antibiotic sensitivity test was done by disc diffusion method. The antibiogram of these pathogens showed resistance to cefotaxime, cefadroxil, cefaclor, cefuroxime, ceftazidime, ceftriazone and sensitivity to meropenem, linezolid and amikacin. Thus study indicated that the bacterial blood pathogens are becoming resistant to commonly used antibiotics, which may be due to indiscriminate use of these antibiotics. So it is very much important to have culture and sensitivity test of concern pathogens.
  D.H. Tambekar , P.B. Gulhane and D.D. Bhokare
  Indoor air quality is an important determinant of human health and comfort. Airborne bacteria can also contributes to indoor air pollution. The aerobiological survey was carried out in indoor and outdoor environment at 76 hospitals in Amravati. The total 670 air samples were analyzed from indoor and outdoor environment of hospitals by using sedimentation method. The most prominent bacteria isolated were Staphylococcus aureus (29.59%), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (19.72%). The Staphylococcus saprophyticus, Proteus mirabilis, Escherichia coli and Enterobacter aerogenes were in the range of 2-6%. The rest of bacterial pathogens Pseudomonas fluorescence, Proteus vulgaris, Morganella morganii, Citrobacter freundii, Serratia marcescens and Klebsiella pneumoniae were below 1%. Out of all the hospital examined, maternity and children hospitals showed highest (50.68%) bacterial isolates, which were the highest among all types of hospitals.
  D.H. Tambekar and G.N. Rathod
  Honey is acceptable in the medical profession as an antibacterial agent for the treatment of some diseases and infections resulting from wounds and burns. Antibacterial and antifungal properties of honey are well documented against a number of Gram positive and Gram-negative bacteria and vary with origin and processing. In this study, we attempted to assess the Melghat honey as therapeutic agent and recorded high quality broad-spectrum antimicrobial properties. The bacterial pathogens, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhimurium, Salmonella typhi and Proteus vulgaris were highly sensitive to Melghat honey. Thus, the Melghat honey can be used as an alternative to antibiotics as well as a dressing for burns and other wounds.
  D.H. Tambekar , S.R. Gulhane and Y.S. Banginwar
  A comprehensive bacteriological analysis of 525 drinking water samples collected from railway stations, houses, rivers and lakes (surface water), tube wells and open wells was carried out using Manja`s H2S field test, MTFT (MPN) test, TTC (Eijkman test) and MFT test. Detection efficiency of faecal coliform contamination for H2S field test (96-97%) was comparable to MPN test and more detection level over that of MFT and TTC. Efficiency of H2S test varies with the source and decreased with the depth of the source of water. However, the H2S test, compared to other tests, was more suitable, reliable, inexpensive, easy to perform and useful to detect fecal contamination in drinking water within 24 h, for places where time, man and laboratory facilities are very poor.
  D.H. Tambekar , N.B. Hirulkar , M.V. Kalikar , Y.S. Patil and S.R.Gulhane
  Waterborne diseases are among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in developing countries and every year around 2.2 million people die due to basic hygiene related diseases like coliform diarrhoea. The total 1000 sample from various sources such as tube wells (340), open wells (340) and hotels and restaurants (320) were analyzed for the presence of Escherichia coli contamination in drinking water and recorded 425 water samples contaminated with total coliform by MPN technique. Out of them 85 strains of thermotolerant Escherichia coli 51 (60%) from open well, 23 (32%) from tube well and 11 (13%) from hotels and restaurants were isolated and identified. These isolates showed maximum resistance to ofloxacin followed by novobiocin, cefdinir and ciprofloxacin. The azithromycin; gentamycin, amikacin, chloramphenicol, co-trimoxazole and tetracycline were the most effective while the ofloxacin, novobiocin, cefdinir and ciprofloxacin were the least effective against the E. coli isolated strains. Thus findings recommended that amikacin and azithromycin, gentamicin, chloramphenicol and tetracyclin are the best choice of drugs, while the ofloxacin, cefdinir, ciprofloxacin and novobiocin antibiotics should be avoided against E. coli diarrhoeal infections in the region.
  D.H. Tambekar , P.B. Gulhane , K.S. Goyal and S.R. Gulhane
  The quality of dental unit water is of considerable importance since patients and dental staff are regularly exposed to water and aerosols generated from the dental unit waterlines (DUWLs). Pseudomonas aeruginosa contamination in dental unit waterlines was reported by its origin from incoming local water supplies of the dental clinics. A total of 82 dental unit water samples from 34 dental clinics of Amravati city were collected, out of which 59 water samples were contaminated by P. aeruginosa. The ultrasonic scaler showed maximum 81% contamination of P. aeruginosa then other two hand-pieces, 3 in 1 syringe 68% and air rotor 69%. The dental clinics using distilled water as a source of water for treatment showed 72% P. aeruginosa contamination whereas Undergraduate (UG) dentist’s clinics showed 75% and Postgraduates (PG) dentist’s clinics showed 68% P. aeruginosa in DUWLs water.
  D.H. Tambekar , N.B. Hirulkar , D.D. Bhokre , S.R. Gulhane and Y.S. Banginwar
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