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Acta Medica Medianae
Vol. 48, No3, October, 2009
UDK 61
YU ISSN 0365-4478


Correspondence to:

Biljana Miljković-Selimović
Institut za javno zdravlje, Centar za mikrobiologiju
Bulevar dr Zorana Đinđića 50
18000 Niš, Srbija
Tel.:381 18 4226448
E-mail: biljams@eunet.rs







Review article
UDC: 616.981.49-078

Salmonella Enteritidis – Phenotypic and Genotypic Techniques


Biljana Miljković-Selimović1, Tatjana Babić2, Branislava Kocić1 i Ljiljana Ristć2


Medicinski fakultet u Nišu1,
Institut za javno zdravlje, Niš2



Brain death (BD) diagnosis should be established based on the following set of principles, i.e. excluding major confusing factors, identifying the cause of coma, determining irreversibility, and precisely testing brainstem reflexes at all levels of the brainstem. Nonetheless, most criteria for BD diagnosis do not mention that this is not the only way of diagnosing death. The Cuban Commission for the Determination of Death has emphasized the aforesaid three possible situations for diagnosing death: a) outside intensive care environment (without life support) physicians apply the cardio-circulatory and respiratory criteria; b) in forensic medicine circumstances, physicians utilize cadaveric signs (they do not even need a stethoscope); c) in the intensive care environment (with life support) when cardiorespiratory arrest occurs physicians utilize the cardio-circulatory and respiratory criteria. This methodology of diagnosing death, based on finding any of the death signs, is not related to the concept that there are different types of death. The irreversible loss of cardio-circulatory and respiratory functions can only cause death when ischemia and anoxia are prolonged enough to produce an irreversible destruction of the brain. The sign of irreversible loss of brain functions, that is to say BD diagnosis, is fully reviewed. Acta Medica Medianae 2009;48(3): 31-34.

Key words: Salmonella Enteritidis, bacterial typing techniques, identification