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Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2014;58(2):1192-4. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01106-13. Epub 2013 Nov 18.

Biocide activity against urinary catheter pathogens.

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School of Dentistry, College of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Cardiff University, Heath Park, Cardiff, United Kingdom.

Abstract

Antimicrobial effects of essential oils against bacteria associated with urinary catheter infection was assessed. Tests were performed on 14 different bacterial species cultured either planktonically or as biofilms. Biofilms were found to be up to 8-fold more tolerant of the test agents. Higher antimicrobial tolerance was also evident in tests conducted in artificial urine. Eugenol exhibited higher antimicrobial effects against both planktonic cells and biofilms than did terpinen, tea tree oil, and cineole.

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PMC3910826
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10.1128/AAC.01106-13
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