Antibacterial activity of selected medicinal plants against multiple antibiotic resistant uropathogens: a study from Kolli Hills, Tamil Nadu, India.The increasing incidence of antibiotic resistance among bacterial pathogens necessitates medicinal plants as an alternate therapy in restricting the resistant infectious organisms. In this primitive study, the antibiotic resistance of organisms isolated from urinary tract infected patients was evaluated using the National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards (NCCLS) method and Multiple Antibiotic Resistance (MAR) index values, and the MAR values was also calculated for plant extracts. The ...201121986363
prevalence of biofilm-producing staphylococcus epidermidis in the healthy skin of individuals in tamil nadu, india.staphylococcus epidermidis is a major commensal bacteria. various strains of s. epidermidis are capable of forming biofilms by attaching to several surfaces. biofilm-forming ability of this organism is found to be associated with many hospital-acquired infections and can even impair wound healing. s. epidermidis strains producing polysaccharide-biofilms possess the intercellular adhesion (ica) operon while strains forming the protein adhesion-mediated biofilms possess the accumulation associated ...201323508424
urinary infections due to multi-drug-resistant escherichia coli among persons with hiv disease at a tertiary aids care centre in south india.while the spectrum of opportunistic infections due to hiv infection has been widely discussed, there are very limited data available in south india on certain incident infections especially urinary tract infections (uti) in hiv-infected subjects.200818724067
antimicrobial activity of some ethnomedicinal plants used by paliyar tribe from tamil nadu, india.antimicrobial activity of 18 ethnomedicinal plant extracts were evaluated against nine bacterial strains (bacillus subtilis, staphylococcus aureus, staphylococcus epidermidis, enterococcus faecalis, escherichia coli, klebsiella pneumonia, pseudomonas aeruginosa, ervinia sp, proteus vulgaris) and one fungal strain (candida albicans). the collected ethnomedicinal plants were used in folk medicine in the treatment of skin diseases, venereal diseases, respiratory problems and nervous disorders.200617042964
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