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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 ...
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 ...
Antimicrobial Activity of Ternary Essential Oil Mixtures in Topical Cosmetic Preparations Against Acne Vulgaris-Associated Bacteria.
(Phytochemical Society of Europe, 2017)
Acne vulgaris is a chronic skin condition associated with overgrowth of Propionibacterium acnes and Staphylococcus epidermidis. Antibiotics are commonly prescribed to control acne; however, resistance has emerged, indicating ...
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 ...
From formulation to in vivo model: A comprehensive study of a synergistic relationship between vancomycin, carvacrol and cuminaldehyde against Enterococcus faecium
Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE) has become endemic in healthcare settings, reducing treatment options for enterococcal infections. New antimicrobials for VRE infections are a high priority, but the development ...
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 ...
MESHGuide on COVID19: Schooling in a pandemic
Dual-Function Antimicrobial Laundry Supplement and Textile Coating for the Decontamination of Healthcare Laundry
Background: In the UK nurses’ uniforms are domestically laundered, posing a threat of cross contamination of healthcare-associated infections. The UK Department of Health recommends washing uniforms at 60ºC, however nurses ...
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 ...