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Laundering to kill Germs: Microbiological Decontamination of Textiles
(Mapping Educational Specialist knowHow (MESH), 2018-12)
Investigation of synergistic antibiotic-essential oil component combinations as a means to preserve the current antibiotic repertoire in Enterococcus sp.
(Society for Applied Microbiology, 2018-11)
Aims To investigate synergistic combinations of Essential Oils (EOs) and vancomycin as potential antimicrobial formulations against Vancomycin-Sensitive Enterococcus faecium (VSE) and Vancomycin-Resistant E. faecium (VRE). ...
Characterisation and screening of antimicrobial essential oil components against clinically important antibiotic-resistant bacteria using thin layer chromatography-direct bioautography hyphenated with GC-MS, LC-MS and NMR.
Introduction: The antimicrobial activity of many Essential Oils (EOs) is well established, indicating that EOs may be a source of compounds for antimicrobial drug development. Thin Layer Chromatography-Direct Bioautography ...
Domestic laundering of nurses uniforms: what are the risks
(Nursing Times, 2018-02)
With rises in healthcare-acquired infections (HCAIs) and antibiotic resistance, understanding transmission routes of bacteria is paramount. One possible route is nurses’ uniforms, which they wash at home. A study found ...
Synchronous application of antibiotics and essential oils: dual mechanisms of action as a potential solution to antibiotic resistance
(Taylor and Francis, 2018-01-10)
Antibiotic resistance has increased dramatically in recent years, yet the antibiotic pipeline has stalled. New therapies are therefore needed to continue treating antibiotic resistant infections. One potential strategy ...
A Germ’s Journey- Gujarati Edition
(Medina Publishing Ltd, 2018-12)
From Ward to Washer: The Survival of Clostridium difficile spores on Hospital Bedsheets through a Commercial UK NHS Healthcare Laundry Process
(Cambridge University Press, 2018-10-16)
Objective: to quantify the survival of Clostridium difficile spores on hospital bedsheets through the UK NHS healthcare laundry process (Health Technical Memorandum (HTM) 01-04) in vitro and from C. difficile patient’s ...
Is the antimicrobial mechanism of action of essential oils against bacteria associated with channels similar to TRPV1 channels found in mammalian cells?
(British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 2018-01-18)
Objectives: The aim of this investigation was to find out if the antimicrobial mechanism of action of Essential Oils (EOs) against Enterococcus spp. may be associated with channels similar to TRPV1 channels found in ...