Monika Eliza Łysakowska

Learn More
The aim of this study was to evaluate antibiotic susceptibility of Enterococcus sp. strains isolated from two hospitals in łódź, during 2005-2006. The second goal was to determine possible transmission of these strains within hospital wards by using melting profile PCR. Enterococcal strains were identified to species according standard microbiological(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate occurrence of virulence genes among Enterococcus faecalis strains isolated from two hospitals in Łódź, during 2005-2006. The second goal was to determine possible relationship between presence of those genes, resistance to ampicillin and sources of isolation. Enterococcal strains were identified to the species by PCR(More)
AIM The aim of this work was to investigate the antimicrobial activity of thyme essential oil against clinical multidrug resistant strains of Staphylococcus, Enterococcus, Escherichia, and Pseudomonas genus. MATERIALS The antibacterial activity of oil was tested against standard strains of bacteria and 120 clinical strains isolated from patients with(More)
Acinetobacter sp. represent an important cause of nosocomial infections. Their resistance to some antibiotics, their ability to survive on inanimate surfaces in the hospital environment and their ability to produce biofilms contributes to their virulence. The aim of the study was to determine the antibacterial properties of cinnamon, lavender and geranium(More)
Strong antiseptic activity of essential oils has been known for a long time. The antibacterial activity of oils was tested against clinical bacterial strains of Staphylococcus, Enterococcus, Escherichia and Pseudomonas genera. The agar diffusion method was used for microbial growth inhibition at various concentrations of the oils from T. vulgaris and L.(More)
AIM To examine the presence of microbial species in primary and secondary infections and identify the signs and symptoms associated with them. METHODOLOGY A total number of 37 root canals from 33 patients undergoing root canal treatment were selected. Samples were taken using a sterile paper point following chemomechanical canal instrumentation.(More)
The considerable therapeutical problems of persistent infections caused by multidrug-resistant bacterial strains constitute a continuing need to find effective antimicrobial agents. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the activities of basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) and rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.) essential oils against multidrug- resistant(More)
Acinetobacter baumannii isolates are responsible for a high number of wound infections. The reason of this study was to evaluate the activity of silver nanoparticles obtained by microexplosion against wide range of Acinetobacter spp. Susceptibility to silver nanoparticles was tested by microdilution method, susceptibility to antibiotics was evaluated by the(More)
The aim of this work was to characterize the ability of essential oils to support antibiotics against pathogenic bacteria in wounds. Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria obtained from wound infections were identified according to standard microbiological methods. Essential oils were analysed by GC-FID-MS. The susceptibility of bacteria to antibiotics,(More)
AIMS The spread of bacterial antibiotic resistance among clinical strains is a growing problem nowadays. Resistance in Enterococcus spp. strains has merited special concern of late, as they have become significant nosocomial pathogens. Hence, the use of compounds such as silver nanoparticles (AgNPs), displaying various mechanisms of action, is a growing new(More)