Scientists say that Moor-e-Talkh, a Persian medicinal plant, shows potential in treating MRSA superbugs

(Natural News) The key to eliminating antibiotic-resistant bacteria might be hidden in Moor-e-Talkh (Salvia mirzayanii), a Persian medicinal plant, according to a study by a team of researchers. Across the globe, the number of individuals developing antibiotic resistance due to the overuse of pharmaceutical drugs is on the rise. To address this concern, medical experts are now searching for...
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ahman Bioassay directed isolation of secondary metabolites from the rhizomes of Zingiber montanum (Fam. ‎Zingiberaceae) led to the isolation of mono-, sesqui-, and di-terpenes. The compounds were characterized as (E)-8(17),12-labdadiene-15,16-dial (1), zerumbol (2), zerumbone (3), buddledone A (4), furanodienone (5), germacrone (6), borneol (7), and camphor (8) by analysing one-dimensional (1D) (1H and 13C) and two-dimensional (2D) (COSY, HSQC, HMBC, and NOESY) NMR data and mass spectra. Among these terpenes, compounds 1 and 2 revealed potential antibacterial activity (minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC) values...
Source: Molecules - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
We describe the design and preclinical development of AB-SA01, a fixed-composition bacteriophage product intended to treat Staphylococcus aureus infections. AB-SA01 contains three naturally occurring, obligately lytic myoviruses related to Staphylococcus phage K. AB-SA01 component phages have been sequenced and contain no identifiable bacterial virulence or antibiotic resistance genes. In vitro, AB-SA01 killed 94.5% of 401 clinical Staphylococcus aureus isolates, including methicillin-resistant and vancomycin-intermediate ones for a total of 95% of the 205 known multidrug-resistant isolates. The spontaneous frequency of re...
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Øystein Angen, Lotte Skade, Tinna Ravnholt Urth, Mikael Andersson, Poul Bækbo, Anders Rhod Larsen
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Records of 19.2 million privately insured people show that 23.2 percent of antibiotic prescription fills in the United States in 2016 were inappropriate.
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Publication date: Available online 16 January 2019Source: Journal of NeuroradiologyAuthor(s): Valerio Da Ros, Jonathan Cortese, Olivier Chassin, Aymeric Rouchaud, Mariana Sarov, Jildaz Caroff, Cristian Mihalea, Silvia Minosse, Irina Taifas, Jacopo Scaggiante, Laura Greco, Leon Ikka, Nidhal Ben Achour, Francesca Di Giuliano, Augustin Ozanne, Nicolas Legris, Marina Diomedi, Fabrizio Sallustio, Roberto Floris, Christian DenierAbstractBackground and purpose: To compare outcomes of minor stroke patients with intracranial vessel occlusions (IVO) underwent mechanical thrombectomy (MT) versus those treated with intravenous thrombo...
Source: Journal of Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 January 2019Source: Journal of Clinical NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Anthea H. O'Neill, Ronil V. Chandra, Lee-Anne Slater, Winston Chong, Christopher Xenos, Andrew Robert Danks, Leon T. LaiAbstractCurrent evidence does not conclusively justify conservative management of unruptured intracranial aneurysms (UIA) in the elderly (age ≥ 65 years). To rationalise intervention, the authors investigated the role of age and comorbidity burden on treatment outcomes. A retrospective chart review for consecutive cases of UIAs treated in the elderly between 2007 and 2018 was performed. Preoperati...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) remains an important cause of healthcare-associated infections. Here, we describe the development of methicillin-resistant isolates among nosocomial Staphylococcus aureus (SA) infections in Germany between 2007 and 2016.
Source: Journal of Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
Cellulitis commonly causes patient emergency department visits and hospital admits in the United States. Since the emergence of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections, many practitioners are reluctant to take a conservative approach to treating cellulitis. Some studies have shown an incidence as high as 204 cases per 100,000 people for emergency department cellulitis visits [1,2]. The expense of these visits is vast and places avoidable strain on health care dollars. The average hospital stay (5  days) for patients treated for cellulitis costs roughly $7341 [1,3].
Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection is caused by S aureus bacteria and can be fatal. There are 2 major strains of MRSA: hospital-acquired (HA) MRSA and community-acquired (CA) MRSA. HA-MRSA includes cases in which the patient has had a current or recent hospitalization, receives dialysis, resides in a long-term care facility, or has had recent antibiotic use.
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Abstract In humans, the occurrence of bacterial communities in the form of biofilm is considered as a major intrinsic factor accountable for a variety of stubborn infections. Staphylococcus aureus and S. epidermidis have gained considerable attention in clinical settings owing to the formation of intractable and long-lasting biofilms in medical device. The current study has been designed to explain the biofilm inhibitory efficacy of geraniol and cefotaxime combination (GCC) against S. epidermidis and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA). Biofilm biomass quantification assay was performed to evaluate the antibiof...
Source: Food and Chemical Toxicology - Category: Food Science Authors: Tags: Food Chem Toxicol Source Type: research
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