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The Fight Against Germs
(Mark Allen Group, 2017-05-26)
A Multifactorial Comparison of Ternary Combinations of Essential Oils in Topical Preparations to Current Antibiotic Prescription Therapies for the Control of Acne Vulgaris-Associated Bacteria.
Acne vulgaris, a chronic condition associated with overgrowth of Propionibacterium acnes and Staphylococcus epidermidis, is commonly treated with antibiotics. However, the emergence of antibiotic resistance has resulted ...
Application of a Novel Tongue Resin Replication
(Science Domain International, 2016-09-08)
Aims: Biofilms present a strategy for microorganisms to survive and resist adverse conditions. In order to further our understanding of this resistance mechanism, it is of much importance to develop new methodologies in ...
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 ...
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 ...
Structure-activity modelling of essential oils, their components, and key molecular parameters and descriptors
Many essential oil components are known to possess broad spectrum antimicrobial activity, including against antibiotic resistant bacteria. These compounds may be a useful source of new and novel antimicrobials. However, ...
The Effect of Low Temperature Laundering and Detergents on the Survival of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus on Textiles Used in Healthcare Uniforms
(Journal of Applied Microbiology, 2017-06-09)
Aims: To determine the survival of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus on cotton and polyester and the effectiveness of low temperature laundering and detergents on the removal of microorganism from healthcare ...
A multi-faceted approach to determining the efficacy of metal and metal oxide nanoparticles against bacterial biofilms
(Journal of Bionanoscience, 2018-10-01)
Antibacterial efficacy of nanoscale silver, copper (II) oxide and zinc oxide were assessed against Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus biofilms in solution and on surfaces. Using a Center for Disease Control ...