Ultrasonically enhanced rifampin activity against internalized Staphylococcus aureus

Abstract

Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is the principle causative agent of osteomyelitis, accounting for 80% of all human cases. S. aureus internalized in osteoblasts escapes immune response, including engulfment by phagocytes. It also escapes the action of a number of antibiotics. Ultrasound increases cell membrane permeability to a number of drugs. Following… (More)

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