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Detection and quantitative microbial risk assessment of pathogenic Vibrio cholerae in a river used for drinking, domestic, fresh produce irrigation and recreational purposes (2024)
Journal Article
Ozochi, C. A., Okonkwo, C. C., Adukwu, E., Adukwu, E. C., Ujor, V. C., Enebe, M. C., & Chigor, V. N. (2024). Detection and quantitative microbial risk assessment of pathogenic Vibrio cholerae in a river used for drinking, domestic, fresh produce irrigation and recreational purposes. Discover Water, 4(1), Article 7. https://doi.org/10.1007/s43832-024-00059-z

Cholera infection results from the ingestion of water or food contaminated with toxigenic Vibrio cholerae. This study evaluated the occurrence of toxigenic V. cholerae in Asata River, Enugu Metropolis, Nigeria, and estimated V. cholerae infection ris... Read More about Detection and quantitative microbial risk assessment of pathogenic Vibrio cholerae in a river used for drinking, domestic, fresh produce irrigation and recreational purposes.

Comparison of the effects of antibiotics and essential oils against Acinetobacter baumannii in planktonic and biofilm conditions (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Salim, J., Nariapara, V., Adukwu, E., & Snook, A. (2023, November). Comparison of the effects of antibiotics and essential oils against Acinetobacter baumannii in planktonic and biofilm conditions. Poster presented at Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritised Scientists, Phoenix, AZc, USA

Background: Acinetobacter baumannii is a common nosocomial pathogen causing pneumonia, bacteraemia, wound and urinary tract infections. Due to improper and frequent antibiotic use A. baumannii has become multi-drug resistant, the World Health Organi... Read More about Comparison of the effects of antibiotics and essential oils against Acinetobacter baumannii in planktonic and biofilm conditions.

Diversity and inclusion: Creating a culture of equity in the biosciences (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Adukwu, E. (2023, September). Diversity and inclusion: Creating a culture of equity in the biosciences. Presented at Bioscience Education Summit 2023, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

Abstract: Globally, science remains exclusive and inequalities continue for minoritised communities in the UK, US and across the world. Access to learning resources, quality of learning experiences and graduate outcomes continues to impact minoritise... Read More about Diversity and inclusion: Creating a culture of equity in the biosciences.

Variations in bacteriological and physicochemical water quality characteristics of Asata River, Enugu, Nigeria (2023)
Journal Article
Ozochi, C., Nwankwo, C., Enemuor, S., Chidebelu, P., Adukwu, E., & Chigor, V. (2023). Variations in bacteriological and physicochemical water quality characteristics of Asata River, Enugu, Nigeria. Microbiology Journal, 13(1), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.3923/mj.2023.1.10

Background and Objective: Globally, river water remains an important source of water for drinking, domestic and other uses. This study aimed to assess the bacteriological and physicochemical properties of Asata River water. Materials and Methods: A... Read More about Variations in bacteriological and physicochemical water quality characteristics of Asata River, Enugu, Nigeria.

Systematic review of surveillance systems for AMR in Africa (2022)
Journal Article
Okolie, O., Igwe, U., Ismail, S., Uzairue, L., & Adukwu, E. C. (2022). Systematic review of surveillance systems for AMR in Africa. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 78(1), 31-51. https://doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkac342

AIMS: Surveillance is a useful tool for tracking antimicrobial resistance (AMR) trends, patterns, therapeutic and policy interventions. Proper correlation of surveillance data gives meaningful insight into the underlying epidemiology and facilitates... Read More about Systematic review of surveillance systems for AMR in Africa.

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.

In vitro antifungal activity of Cinnamomum zeylanicum bark and leaf essential oils against Candida albicans and Candida auris (2020)
Journal Article
Tran, H. N. H., Graham, L., & Adukwu, E. C. (2020). In vitro antifungal activity of Cinnamomum zeylanicum bark and leaf essential oils against Candida albicans and Candida auris. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 104, 8911–8924. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00253-020-10829-z

Candida infections are a significant source of patient morbidity and mortality. Candida albicans is the most common pathogen causing Candida infections. Candida auris is a newly described pathogen that is associated with multi-drug-resistant candidia... Read More about In vitro antifungal activity of Cinnamomum zeylanicum bark and leaf essential oils against Candida albicans and Candida auris.

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.

Herbal teas and their health benefits: A scoping review (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Poswal, F., Russell, G., Mackonochie, M., MacLennan, E., Adukwu, E., & Rolfe, V. (2019, April). Herbal teas and their health benefits: A scoping review. Poster presented at UWE Bristol Student Conference, Exhibition & Conference Centre, UWE Bristol

The effect of Chlorhexidine on bacterial strains (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Rashid, H., & Adukwu, E. (2019, April). The effect of Chlorhexidine on bacterial strains. Poster presented at UWE Bristol Student Conference, Conference Centre