Renata Loś

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The collection of 146 Staphylococcus epidermidis strains isolated from the nasopharynx of lung cancer patients has been studied for the ability of slime secretion and biofilm formation using the Congo red agar (CRA) test and the microtiter plate (MtP) method, respectively. The prevalence of the icaAD and the aap genes was also analyzed. Some isolates(More)
The collection of 314 staphylococcal strains including Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) was isolated from skin or nasopharynx of healthy people. It was found that the majority of staphylococci possessed the ability to produce slime intensively or moderately, irrespective of ecological niche-nose, throat or skin. Most of them(More)
BACKGROUND Rosa rugosa petals are used for production of teas, jams, wines and juices. Despite the wide availability of rose cultivars, comprehensive information on petal chemical composition and healthful properties is still lacking. Therefore, the aim of this study was analysis of cytotoxic, antioxidant and antimicrobial activity and chemical composition(More)
In an attempt to find a new class of antimicrobial agents, a series of benzothiazoles, 1,3-thiazolo[5,4-b]pyridines, 4H-3,1-benzothiazines, naphtho[2,3-d][1,3]thiazole-4,9-diones and other related compounds containing a 2,4-dihydroxyphenyl moiety were prepared. They were obtained via the reaction of aryl-modified(More)
A simple HPLC method has been used for separation and quantitative analysis of the phenolic acids in the methanolic extracts of Ligusticum mutellina aerial parts. Chlorogenic acid was the predominant phenolic acid. Additionally, gallic, p-OH-benzoic, caffeic, p-coumaric and ferulic acids were identified. Moderate antibacterial and antifungal activity (MIC =(More)
It is widely known that systemic and mucosal candidiasis caused by Candida non-albicans strains endangers the lives of hospitalised patients since these pathogens are extremely difficult to defeat by commonly used antifungal agents. The present study determined the in vitro activities of a novel antimicotic drug - caspofungin - against 76 Candida(More)
We determined the frequency of colonization of nasopharynx by Gram-negative rods in 63 patients with lung cancer undergoing thoracic surgery who routinely receive antimicrobial prophylaxis. Throat and nasal specimens were taken from each patient twice: on the day of hospital admission (examination I) followed by thoracic surgery and on the fourth day after(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aims to examine biofilm formed on vascular prostheses by Staphylococcus epidermidis with different ica and aap genetic status, and to evaluate the effect of antibiotic-modified prostheses on bacterial colonization. METHODS Biofilm formation was determined using fluorescence microscopy imaging. Quantitative analysis was conducted(More)
The study was designed to determine the total phenolic, flavonoid, o-dihydroxyphenol, tannin, and carotenoid content as well as the antiradical, antitumor and antimicrobial properties of two types of galenic preparations from Rosa rugosa Thunb. Such extracts obtained from various plant parts have not been studied to date. Our findings have revealed high(More)
BACKGROUND Among many sources of natural bioactive substances, mushrooms constitute a huge and almost unexplored group. Fungal compounds have been repeatedly reported to exert biological effects which have prompted their use in pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry. Therefore, the aim of this study was analysis of chemical composition and biological activity(More)