The effects of antibiotics combined with natural polyphenols against clinical methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

  title={The effects of antibiotics combined with natural polyphenols against clinical methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).},
  author={R D Lin and Yi-Ping Chin and Wen-Chi Hou and Mei-Hsien Lee},
  journal={Planta medica},
  volume={74 8},
Novel therapies are needed to address the public health problem posed by methicillin-resistant STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS (MRSA). In this study, we determined the effects of combinations of antibiotics and plant polyphenols against 20 clinical isolates of MRSA. The IN VITRO activities of 10 antibiotics and 15 natural polyphenols against the isolates were evaluated by determining minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs). All isolates were susceptible to vancomycin and resistant to rifampicin, while… 

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