Pauline Cordenonsi Bonez

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The A22 is a chemical compound that acts as a reversible inhibitor of a bacterial cell wall protein MreB leading the rods to the coccoid form. Thus, by changing the bacterial form, many properties can be affected, as the acquisition of nutrients, cell division, the clamping surfaces, motility and pathogenesis. Infections caused by strains of Pseudomonas(More)
Mycobacterial infections including Mycobacterium tuberculosis have been increasing globally. The additional prevalence of multidrug-resistant (MDR-TB) strains and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) stimulate an urgent need for the development of new drugs for the treatment of mycobacterial infections. It is very important to test the(More)
BACKGROUND A biofilm is a complex microbiological ecosystem deposited on surfaces. Microorganisms in form of biofilms are of particular clinical concern because of the poor response to antimicrobial treatments. This study aimed to determine whether bacterial and fungal biofilms are able to resist the antimicrobial activity of chlorhexidine, a powerful(More)
Twenty-three isolates of Staphylococcus aureus resistant to methicillin have been analyzed, being found a clinical isolate of VISA through microdilution technique. The others techniques were unable to detect such isolates. This is the first study that shows the presence of VISA in clinical isolates in the city of Santa Maria-RS.
Bacterial biofilms are involved in various medical infections and for this reason it is of great importance understanding adhesion mechanisms of involved microorganisms is essential to develop new strategies of prevention and control. Different approaches have been used for preventing biofilm related infections in health care settings, such as use of(More)
Mycobacteriosis is a type of infection caused by rapidly growing mycobacteria (RGM), which can vary from localized illness, such as skin disease, to disseminated disease. Amikacin, cefoxitin, ciprofloxacin, clarithromycin, doxycycline, imipenem and sulfamethoxazole are antimicrobial drugs chosen to treat such illnesses; however, not all patients obtain the(More)
This study evaluates, for the first time, the antibiofilm, antimicrobial and antiparasitic potential of crude extract and fractions of stems of Equisetum hyemale against several infectious agents (bacteria, fungi, Mycobacterium and Trypanosomes) by broth microdilution technique and investigates the phenolic composition of the plant by high performance(More)
Candida infection is an important cause of morbidity and mortality on immunosuppressed patients. This growing trend has been associated with resistance to the antimicrobial therapy and the ability of microorganism to form biofilms. TTO oil is used as antimicrobial which shows antibiofilm activity against Candida species. However, it presents problems due to(More)
Rapidly growing mycobacteria (RGM) are opportunistic pathogens found in the environment. When in biofilms, mycobacteria is highly resistant to antibacterial treatments. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the antibiofilm activity of antimicrobials commonly used in therapy against mycobacteria. The antimicrobial susceptibility of Mycobacterium(More)
The Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a gram-negative bacillus and frequent cause of infection. This microorganism is resistant intrinsically to various drugs. The P. aeruginosa is associated with the biofilm formation, which causes worsen the prognosis and difficulty the treatment. The influence of Melaleuca alternifolia oil or "tree of tee" oil (TTO) and TTO(More)
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