, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 198-202
Date: 04 Jan 2010

Antimicrobial activity of Ankaferd Blood Stopper® against nosocomial bacterial pathogens

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to investigate the in vitro antimicrobial activity of Ankaferd Blood Stopper® against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Enterococcus species, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas species, Acinetobacter species and Klebsiella species of nosocomial origin. Ankaferd inhibited growth in 72.4% to 100% of the bacteria tested, depending on the type of the isolate. As a result, it can be stated that Ankaferd inhibits the in vitro growth of nosocomial bacteria. This is a novel, important finding since severe hospital infections coexist with many hemostatic disorders, and the use of Ankaferd may increase hemostatic potential in such clinical conditions.