Phage Typing, Biotyping & Antimicrobial Resistance Profile of Salmonella Enterica Serotype Typhi from Kolkata.

Phage Typing, Biotyping & Antimicrobial Resistance Profile of Salmonella Enterica Serotype Typhi from Kolkata.

Background & objectives: Kolkata and its suburbs in eastern India are known to he endemic for typhoid fever. The objective of this study was to determine phage types, biotypes and antimicrobial resistance patterns of Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi isolated during the period 2003-2005 from a prospective surveillance for typhoid fever in two urban slums in […]

Screening of Saudi Plants for Phytoconstituents, Pharmacological and Antimicrobial Properties (Global Dispensary) (Report)

Screening of Saudi Plants for Phytoconstituents, Pharmacological and Antimicrobial Properties (Global Dispensary) (Report)

Introduction Medicinal plants are still considered to be a source of new chemical entities with unique chemical structures and pharmacological properties. The same plants growing in different geographical locations under varying climactic conditions can and do differ in their phytochemical constituents (Benetis 2008, Li 1994, Pandita 1983), both qualitatively and quantitatively, and therefore may also […]

Antimicrobial Activities of Four Tunisian Chrysanthemum Species (Report)

Antimicrobial Activities of Four Tunisian Chrysanthemum Species (Report)

Background & objectives: Tunisian Chrysanthemum species are known to have medicinal activity and some of the species are used in traditional medicine. We have earlier shown the use of C. trifurcatum flowerheads in Tunisian traditional medicine to treat constipation. In the present study we investigated the anti microbiol activity of four Tunision Chrysanthemum species. Methods: […]

Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Isolates from South Africa (Original Articles) (Report)

Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Isolates from South Africa (Original Articles) (Report)

Staphylococcus aureus is a Gram-positive bacterium frequently implicated in a variety of infectious processes ranging from relatively benign skin infections to life-threatening systemic illnesses. The organism possesses several properties that contribute to its ability to cause serious disease, including the production of toxins. Since S. aureus is a significant cause of nosocomial and community-acquired infections, […]

Investigation of Lipoidal Matter, Antimicrobial and Diuretic Activities of Leaves and Fruits of Juniperus Phoenicea L Growing in Egypt (Global Dispensary) (Report)

Investigation of Lipoidal Matter, Antimicrobial and Diuretic Activities of Leaves and Fruits of Juniperus Phoenicea L Growing in Egypt (Global Dispensary) (Report)

Introduction The genus Juniperus belongs to family Cupressaceae which is a conifer family with worldwide distribution. It includes 27 to 30 genera with about 130-140 species (Silba 1986, Van Royen 1979). Juniperus phoenicea is the juniper growing in Egypt in Sinai near the Red Sea (Yelleg, Halal and Maghara mountains) in rocky ridges, Mediterranean region, […]

Antimicrobial Sensitivity Pattern of Gram Positive CSF Isolates in Children with Septic Meningitis in a Tertiary Care Hospital (Original Work) (Report)

Antimicrobial Sensitivity Pattern of Gram Positive CSF Isolates in Children with Septic Meningitis in a Tertiary Care Hospital (Original Work) (Report)

INTRODUCTION Bacterial meningitis is one of the most potentially serious infections occurring in infants and older children and is associated with a high incidence of acute complications and risk of long-term morbidity (1). Systemic bacterial infections are known by the generic term neonatal sepsis which incorporates septicaemia, pneumonia and meningitis of the new born. Neonatal […]

In Vitro Evaluation of the Antimicrobial Activity of the Ethanolic Leaf Extract of the Spice Ocimum Gratissimum and Its Interaction with Some Disc Antibiotics (Global Dispensary) (Report)

In Vitro Evaluation of the Antimicrobial Activity of the Ethanolic Leaf Extract of the Spice Ocimum Gratissimum and Its Interaction with Some Disc Antibiotics (Global Dispensary) (Report)

Introduction The use of plant materials as spices, condiments and for medicinal purposes dates back to the history of mankind (Garland 1972, Nweze 2004, Oguyemi 1979). Recently the exploitation of wild plants for medicinal purposes has gained more acceptances in many countries of the world. To further underscore the importance of herbal medicine, most national […]