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Transcriptional response of vancomycin resistant Enterococcus faecium to a synergistic antibiotic-essential oil combination: A strategy to preserve the current antibiotic repertoire?
Background: New antimicrobials to treat Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE) infections are considered a high priority. Essential oil compounds have been shown to interact synergistically with antibiotics, and ...
Germ's Journey Mini Brum Exhibition
Creating Resources with Children in India using a co-creation model for Developing Countries to address UN SDG goals
Following a Participatory Action Research (PAR) model, this study evaluates whether specifically developed resources (‘A Germ’s Journey’) aid children in India’s understanding of hand-hygiene principles. Furthermore, it ...
Development of sustainable cotton fabrics with natural immortelle essential oil for antimicrobial and mosquito repellent functions
Vector-borne infectious diseases, such as malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever and plague, are prevalent in subtropical regions. The malaria parasite can be spread via the bites of infected mosquitos. All travellers from ...
Synergistic Combinations of Antibiotics with Cumin, Oregano and Rosewood Oils as a Strategy to Preserve the Antibiotic Repertoire.
(Bentham Science, 2019-05-20)
Background: Formulations employing synergistic combinations of antibiotics with Essential Oils (EOs) could help to preserve the antibiotic repertoire by improving their activity against resistant bacteria. Objective: This ...
Children and handwashing: Developing a resource to promote health and well-being in low and middle income countries
(Health Education Journal, 2019-08-08)
Objective: Using a participatory action research (PAR) model, this paper reports on findings from a mixed-methods study which aimed to discover whether specifically developed health education resources (A Germ’s Journey) ...
Current Healthcare Market-Related Research Review: Research to Develop a New Standardised Test Method to Determine the Antimicrobial Efficacy of Laundry Processes
(Textile Rental Services Association, 2019-11)
Microencapsulation of natural essential oils to develop sustainable textiles for antimicrobial and mosquito repellent functionality
(EU COST ACTION (network) project (CA16227), 2019-12)
Microencapsulation for Improved Mosquitoes Repellent Efficacy of Cotton Fabrics
In recent years, mosquitoes that can transfer viruses causing vector-borne diseases, such as dengue fever, chikungunya, Zika and West Nile virus have dramatically increased and reached Europe. In 2018 a higher number of ...
The role of protective clothing in healthcare and its decontamination
(Woodhead Publishing, 2019-11-25)
Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality and pose a major economic burden. Infection control is therefore important in healthcare environments to minimize the transmission ...