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Laboratory evaluation of the Sigma Transwab® transport system for the recovery of Candida species using the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) document M40-A2 (2020)
Journal Article
Adukwu, E., & Elcocks, E. (2021). Laboratory evaluation of the Sigma Transwab® transport system for the recovery of Candida species using the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) document M40-A2. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 40, 735-738. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10096-020-04062-9

Rising healthcare complications due to fungal infections increase the importance of efficient specimen collection and maintenance systems for correct identification and diagnosis. The CLSI M40-A2 protocol provides guidelines for laboratories assessin... Read More about Laboratory evaluation of the Sigma Transwab® transport system for the recovery of Candida species using the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) document M40-A2.

Rapid bactericidal effect of cinnamon bark essential oil against Pseudomonas aeruginosa (2019)
Journal Article
Elcocks, E., Spencer‐Phillips, P., & Adukwu, E. (2020). Rapid bactericidal effect of cinnamon bark essential oil against Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 128(4), 1025-1037. https://doi.org/10.1111/jam.14538

AIMS: This study aimed to identify the most effective antimicrobial from a selection of essential oils and investigate its bactericidal properties against Ps. aeruginosa. METHODS AND RESULTS: The disc diffusion assay and minimal inhibitory/bacte... Read More about Rapid bactericidal effect of cinnamon bark essential oil against Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Evaluation of Two Sigma TranswabⓇ Systems for maintenance of viability of pathogenic Candida spp. using the clinical and laboratory standards institute M40-A2 standard (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Elcocks, E., & Adukwu, E. (2019, March). Evaluation of Two Sigma TranswabⓇ Systems for maintenance of viability of pathogenic Candida spp. using the clinical and laboratory standards institute M40-A2 standard. Poster presented at KNVM & NVNM Scientific Spring Meeting 2019, Papendal, Netherlands

The antimicrobial activity of various essential oils against gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Elcocks, E., Spencer-Phillips, P., & Adukwu, E. (2017, April). The antimicrobial activity of various essential oils against gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. Poster presented at SfAM Early Career Scientists Research Symposium 2017, London, UK

Aims The aim of this study is to assess the in vitro antimicrobial activity of several essential oils against Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria. Methods and results Disc diffusion, microdilution, and disc volatilisation assays, are me... Read More about The antimicrobial activity of various essential oils against gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria.

An evaluation of faecal transport swabs using the swab elution method in accordance with approved standard CLSI M40-A2 (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Elcocks, E., Spencer-Phillips, P., & Adukwu, E. (2017, April). An evaluation of faecal transport swabs using the swab elution method in accordance with approved standard CLSI M40-A2. Poster presented at Scientific Spring Meeting KNVM & NVMM 2017, Papendal, Netherlands

Introduction Efficient absorption, transportation and release of specimens from faecal transport swabs are characteristics that commercial swabs must possess to be compliant with the M40-A2 criteria. The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare... Read More about An evaluation of faecal transport swabs using the swab elution method in accordance with approved standard CLSI M40-A2.