Antimicrobial activity of essential oils and other plant extracts
The results of this study support the notion that plant essential oils and extracts may have a role as pharmaceuticals and preservatives.
Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil: a Review of Antimicrobial and Other Medicinal Properties
This review summarizes recent developments in understanding of the antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activities of the tea tree oil and its components, as well as clinical efficacy.
Emergence and global spread of epidemic healthcare-associated Clostridium difficile
This analysis identifies key genetic changes linked to the rapid transcontinental dissemination of epidemic C. difficile 027/BI/NAP1 and highlights the routes by which it spreads through the global healthcare system.
Mechanism of Action of Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil on Staphylococcus aureus Determined by Time-Kill, Lysis, Leakage, and Salt Tolerance Assays and Electron Microscopy
The predisposition to lysis, the loss of 260-nm-absorbing material, the lost of tolerance to NaCl, and the altered morphology seen by electron microscopy all suggest that tea tree oil and its components compromise the cytoplasmic membrane.
Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae: bacteriology, epidemiology and clinical manifestations of an occupational pathogen.
Two PCR assays have been described for the diagnosis of swine erysipelas, one of which has been applied successfully to human samples, and recent advances in molecular approaches to diagnosis and in understanding of Erysipelothrix taxonomy and pathogenesis.
Antimicrobial activity of the major components of the essential oil of Melaleuca alternifolia.
The antimicrobial activity of eight components of tea tree oil was evaluated using disc diffusion and broth microdilution methods and reasonable agreement between minimum inhibitory concentrations and zones of inhibition was found.
Antifungal activity of the components of Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil
The objective is to investigate the in vitro antifungal activity of the components of Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil to find out if it acts as a ‘spatially aggregating agent’ or ‘neutralizer’ to fungi.
Antibiotics and hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile infection: update of systematic review and meta-analysis.
The risk of HA-CDI remains greatest for cephalosporins and clindamycin, and their importance as inciting agents should not be minimized, particularly if fluoroquinolone-resistant epidemic strains of C. difficile are absent.
Epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection in Asia
- D. Collins, P. Hawkey, T. Riley
- Biology, MedicineAntimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
- 1 July 2013
Current knowledge on CDI in Asian countries is summarized, indicating that ribotypes 027 and 078, which have caused significant outbreaks in other regions of the world, are rare in Asia.