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Antimicrobial activity of Melaleuca sp. oil against clinical isolates of antibiotics resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Overview of attention for article published in Acta Cirurgica Brasileira, June 2015
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Title
Antimicrobial activity of Melaleuca sp. oil against clinical isolates of antibiotics resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Published in
Acta Cirurgica Brasileira, June 2015
DOI 10.1590/s0102-865020150060000005
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Authors

Sávia Perina Portilho Falci, Manoel Araujo Teixeira, Pablo Ferreira das Chagas, Beatriz Bertolaccini Martinez, Ana Beatriz Alkmim Teixeira Loyola, Lydia Masako Ferreira, Daniela Francescato Veiga

Abstract

To extract the Melaleuca sp. oil and to assess its in vitro inhibitory effect against Staphylococcus aureus isolates obtained from lower limb wounds and resistant to several antibiotics. A total of 14 test-tubes containing Mueller-Hinton broth were used to determine the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC). The following concentrations of the Melaleuca sp. oil were added to the first 11 tubes: 8; 4; 2; 1; 0.5; 0.2; 0.1; 0.05; 0.025; 0,0125 and 0.00625%. The 12th and 13th tubes, with and without oil, were used as the positive and negative controls, respectively. The experimental study was carried out in triplicate at 37ºC for 18 hours. The Minimum Bactericidal Concentration (MBC), able of killing all the microorganisms, was also determined. Two S. aureus isolates were obtained from lower limb wounds of female patients and the identification of the microorganisms (Staphylococcus aureus) and the test for susceptibility to the antimicrobial agents were carried out by automation using the apparatus MicroScan(r). After identification, the isolates were preserved in liquid Trypticase Soy medium, and inoculated for determination of the MIC and MBC. The MIC was 0.2% and the MBC was 0.4%. The Melaleuca sp. oil showed antimicrobial properties in vitro against strains isolated from lower limb wounds which were resistant to multiple antibiotics.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 1 6%
Unknown 15 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 4 25%
Student > Bachelor 4 25%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 6%
Student > Master 1 6%
Other 1 6%
Unknown 3 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 3 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 19%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 19%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 6%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 6%
Other 3 19%
Unknown 2 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 October 2020.
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#9,602,750
of 17,729,196 outputs
Outputs from Acta Cirurgica Brasileira
#73
of 173 outputs
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#148,344
of 376,150 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Acta Cirurgica Brasileira
#6
of 11 outputs
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