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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.

Antimicrobial activity of essential oils as liquid and vapour applications (2020)
Thesis
Elcocks, E. R. (2020). Antimicrobial activity of essential oils as liquid and vapour applications. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/1490727

Essential oils produced by plants have been used as antimicrobial agents historically, however, many essential oils remain under-exploited as alternatives to antimicrobials. Therefore, the aim of this thesis was to evaluate the antibacterial efficacy... Read More about Antimicrobial activity of essential oils as liquid and vapour applications.

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