Looking at the efficacy of rosemary, pomegranate, and misty plume bush against MRSA

(Natural News) Researchers from the State University of Maringa in Brazil have found that rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), pomegranate (Punica granatum), and misty plume bush (Tetradenia riparia) have antibacterial properties, especially against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The study, which appeared in the Journal of Herbal Medicine, investigated the efficacy of these plants against planktonic and biofilm cells of S....
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Planta Med DOI: 10.1055/a-1130-4856Recently, the isolation and elucidation of a series of polyhydroxyanthraquinones were reported from an organic extract of a solid phase culture of an endophytic fungus, Penicillium restrictum (strain G85). One of these compounds, ω-hydroxyemodin (1), showed promising quorum-sensing inhibition against clinical isolates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in both in vitro and in vivo models. The initial supply of 1 was 19 mg, and this amount needed to be scaled by a factor of 30 to 50 times, in order to generate material for further in vivo studies. To do so, ...
Source: Planta Medica - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Original Papers Source Type: research
Abstract Staphylococcus aureus is the most common pathogen involved in skin infections worldwide, regardless of the patient's age, the climate or geographical area. The main skin clinical manifestations can be linked to a few toxins produced by the bacteria, which give rise to a rich and varied clinical spectrum. Panton Valentine leucocidin, exfoliatins, enterotoxins and toxin shock syndrome toxin 1 are the main toxins involved in most dermatological manifestations associated with S. aureus. Other less frequent cutaneous manifestations can occur in endocarditis, bacteraemia or related to a contiguity focus. Curren...
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 March 2020Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global HealthAuthor(s): Hadi Safdari, Ehsan Aryan, Hamid Sadeghian, Seyyedeh Fatemeh Shams, Mahdi Aganj
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
This study shows that phosphonopeptides, including alafosfalin, may have a therapeutic role to play in an era of increasing antibacterial resistance.
Source: Molecules - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
This study focuses on estimating the prevalence of MRSA in shrines, a place where human and animal interaction is frequent, sharing antibiotic-resistant bacteria, antibiotic-resistant genes, and diseases. A total of 120 environmental swabs were collected from targeted areas during the study period, March 2018 to May 2018. Staphylococcus aureus was identified by growth on mannitol salt agar (MSA), and MRSA by growth on mannitol salt agar containing 4 μg Oxacillin, Gram staining, and conventional biochemical test. Isolates of S. aureus were characterized by antibiotic susceptibility testing using the disc diffusion...
Source: International Journal of Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Tags: Int J Microbiol Source Type: research
This study compared the genomes of 87 clonal complex (CC) 59 S. aureus isolates sourced from food chain and infection cases to reconstruct the molecular evolution and geographical spread of ST59. Accordingly, three major sub-clades of ST59 were identified and these did not correlate with isolation source or location. Phylogenetic analysis estimated that ST59 in mainland China diverged from a most common recent ancestor around 1974, and most of the cases of cross-country transmission occurred between 1987 and 2000. Notably, two recent events of cross-country transmission through the food chain were observed, the isolates fr...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Infectious diseases are the second most important cause of human death worldwide; Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is a very common human pathogenic microorganism that can trigger a variety of infectious diseases, such as skin and soft tissue infections, endocarditis, osteomyelitis, bacteremia, and lethal pneumonia. Moreover, according to the sensitivity to antibiotic drugs, S. aureus can be divided into methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). In recent decades, due to the evolution of bacteria and the abuse of antibiotics, the drug resistance of S. aureus...
Source: Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Abstract The emergent need for new treatment methods for multi-drug resistant pathogens such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has focused attention on novel potential tools like nanoparticles (NPs). In the present study, a drug-free cationic nanoparticles (CNPs) system was developed and its anti-MRSA effects were firstly investigated. The results showed that CNPs (261.7 nm, 26.1 mv) showed time- and concentration-dependent activity against MRSA growth, killing ∼ 90% of planktonic bacterial cells in 3 h at 400 μg ml-1, and completely inhibiting biofilm formati...
Source: Biofouling - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Biofouling Source Type: research
In this study, the activity of ceftobiprole and comparators was evaluated against more than 7,300 clinical isolates collected in the United States from 2016 through 2018 from patients with skin and skin structure infections. The major species/pathogen groups were S. aureus (53%), Enterobacterales (23%), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (7%), β-hemolytic streptococci (6%), Enterococcus spp. (4%), and coagulase-negative staphylococci (2%). Ceftobiprole was highly active against S. aureus (MIC50/90, 0.5/1 mg/L; 99.7% susceptible by EUCAST criteria; 42% methicillin-resistant S. aureus [lsqb]MRSA[rsqb]). Ceftobiprole also exhibited ...
Source: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Antimicrob Agents Chemother Source Type: research
This study aimed to describe the rates and molecular mechanisms of mupirocin resistance in clinicalStaphylococcus aureus isolates from Tygerberg Hospital, and to describe its association with strain types.MethodsWe retrospectively selected 212  S. aureus isolates which were identified from blood samples and pus swabs during the years 2009 –2011 and 2015–2017. The isolates were identified using conventional microbiological methods and genotyping was done usingspa typing. Cefoxitin (30  μg) disc diffusion and the two disc strategy (5 μg and 200 μg) were used to determine susce...
Source: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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