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Deshwal V.K.,Doon PG Paramedical College | Agarwal S.,Institute of Foreign Trade and Management IFTM | Ahmad Z.,Teerthankar Mahaveer Dental College and Research Center
Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology | Year: 2011

Coagulase Negative Staphylococcus (CNS) strains were isolated from hospital personnel and hospital environment. Total 320 samples were taken from skin, anterior nares, nails, finger tips, stethoscope, floor, door handle and catheter. Samples were spread on Mannitol Salt agar Medium and one Staphylococcus culture from each sample was select for further study. Isolated CNS strains were characterized according to Bergey's manual of determinative bacteriology. Results suggested that five types of CNS strains-Staphylococcus saprophyticus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Staphylococcus hominis, Staphylococcus haemolyticus, Staphylococcus sp. were isolated from hospital personnel and hospital environment and 24.68% strains were Coagulase negative staphylococcus (CNS). Maximum (CNS) strains were present in anterior nares and it was 42.5%. CNS was also present in skin (22.5%), nails (30%), finger tip (27.5), stethoscope (27.5), floor (15%), door handle (20%) and catheter (12.5).

Yadav E.,Institute of Foreign Trade and Management IFTM | Sachan N.,Institute of Foreign Trade and Management IFTM
Pharmacognosy Reviews | Year: 2012

From the centuries, herbal medicines are used to treat various diseases and now they had become an item of global importance, with both medicinal and economic implications. The demand of herbal medicine is being increasing day by day due to their safety and efficacy. Now herbals had taken over the allopathic system due to their less side effect and efficient working mechanism. Herbals are playing and pivotal role in increasing the economy of the country and had taken the nation on to the new path to achieve the goal of development. Lygodium flexuosum (Linn) Sw. is a fern found nearly throughout India up to an elevation of 1500 meter. It belongs to the family Lygodiaceae and widely used in treating various ailments like jaundice, dysmenorrhea, wound healing and eczema. It is the rich source of alkaloids, flavonoids, saponins and cumarin. The main constitute of the plant is lygodinolide which is mainly used in wound healing. In the present review an attempt had been made to explore different aspects of L. flexuosum.

PubMed | Institute of Foreign Trade and Management IFTM
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Journal of advanced pharmaceutical technology & research | Year: 2012

The in vitro antioxidant activity of stems of Opuntia vulgaris Mill had been investigated by estimating degree of non-enzymatic haemoglobin glycosylation measured colorimetrically at 520 urn. It was found that benzene and chloroform extract of O. vulgaris had better antioxidant activity than petroleum ether, ethyl acetate, ethanol and aqueous extract. The antioxidant activity of the extracts was concentration dependent and comparable to that of D-- tocopherol (vitamin E) and ascorbic acid (vitamin C), standard antioxidant compounds used.

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