Ethel Suman

Ethel Suman
Manipal Academy of Higher Education | MAHE · Department of Microbiology

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Introduction
Ethel Suman currently works at the Department of Microbiology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education. Ethel does research in Infectious Diseases. Their most recent publication is 'Evaluation of effectiveness of home remedies for toothbrush decontamination using vinegar and vinegar with common salt'.

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Background: Use of silver diamine fluoride (SDF) after selective caries excavation can arrest the further progress of the carious lesion. Application of potassium iodide (KI) can reduce the staining due to SDF. Aim: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of the application of SDF, with and without acid etching and KI on the bond strengt...
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Aim: The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of cavity liner on marginal adaptation and microleakage of resin composite restorations placed with and without selective caries excavation. Materials and Methods: Class II cavities were prepared in 64 extracted upper premolar teeth followed by microbiological caries induction to simulate deep ca...
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Background: Antimicrobial agents serve as an effective adjunct in plaque control, and chlorhexidine has been the gold standard. However, the philosophy that natural agents are better for children's oral health is on the rise. Probiotic technology represents a breakthrough approach to maintain oral health by utilizing natural beneficial bacteria co...
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Objective: The present study aimed at finding the resistance pattern of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and other Pseudomonas species isolated from various clinical specimens in the laboratory.Methods: A total of 150 isolates of different species of Pseudomonas obtained from various clinical specimens processed at the Microbiology laboratory of Kasturba Med...
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Objective: Tobacco use in the smoking or smokeless form is the most common form of substance abuse recorded in the world. Not only does tobacco influence carcinogenesis but also modifies the oral microflora. The aim of our study was to assess the growth pattern of Streptococcus mutans under the influence of cigarette extract.Methods: Pure stock cul...
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Aim The aim of the study was to evaluate if vinegar and vinegar with 3.5% sodium chloride could be used as an alternative to chlorhexidine gluconate for disinfection of toothbrushes. Materials and methods The study consisted of three groups: group I: 0.12% chlorhexidine digluconate, group II: 38% white vinegar, and group III: 38% white vinegar wit...
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Background: Microbial biofilm formation on contact lenses and lens storage cases may be a risk factor for contact lens-associated corneal infections. Various types of contact lens care solutions are used to reduce microbial growths on lenses. Objectives: The present study aimed at comparing the growths of biofilms on the different contact lenses...
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Background Endodontic instrumentation carries the risk of over extrusion of debris and bacteria. The technique used and the type of instrumentation influences this risk. Aim The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare the K-file, ProTaper hand and ProTaper rotary instrumentation systems for the amount of apically extruded debris, irrigan...
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Background: Contaminants from various sources are curious findings in cervicovaginal smears and pose diagnostic challenges especially when they need to be distinguished from pathogens. Candidiasis is the most frequently encountered fungal infection but fungal contaminants are relatively common. Detection of fruiting bodies and spores of Aspergillu...
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Introduction: Diphtheroids are defined as aerobic, non-sporulating, pleomorphic Gram-positive bacilli which are more uniformly stained than Corynebacterium diphtheriae, lack the metachromatic granules and are arranged in a palisade manner. They are usually commensals of the skin and mucous membranes. They differ from C.diphtheriae in biochemical r...
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The study aimed at finding the action of Fluoride and Chlorhexidine varnish on the amount of biofilm produced by Streptococcus mutans in vitro. Streptococcus mutans isolated from the plaque of 30 patients prior to varnish treatment and following treatment were used for the study. Biofilm production was done by O' Toole and Kolter method and OD valu...
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Background and objectives: Cranberry juice is known to prevent urinary tract infections. One of the important mechanisms of pathogenesis by uropathogens is the production of biofilms and bacterial adherence which is usually prevented by cranberry juice. However, Cranberry is mainly found in America and an alternative source needs to be found. This...
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Recent systematic reviews on clinical trials comparing the efficacy of chlorhexidine and fluoride varnish found that the evidence was inconclusive and further well-conducted randomized controlled clinical trials were advocated. To compare the effect of fluoride varnish (F) and Chlorhexidine-thymol varnish (CHX/T) with intensive application regimen...
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Introduction: The presence of bacteria in the form of biofilms poses a problem in the fluid pathways of haemodialysis plants and procedures which are aimed to detach and neutralize biofilms are necessary to improve the patient safety and the quality of the healthcare. The present study was therefore aimed at isolating the organisms which colonized...
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To compare the phagocytic activity and intracellular killing activity of Polymorphonuclear Leukocytes in peripheral blood of patients with Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma and healthy controls.Study comprised of thirty patients with histologically proven squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity and ten controls that were age -and sex -matched healthy...
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Background: Intravascular catheters and urinary catheters are an important source of hospital-acquired infections. Many microorganisms colonize indwelling catheters, including central venous catheters (CVCs) forming biofilms and cause infections that are difficult to treat. Although various methods have been employed to reduce biofilms, enzymes in...
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Purpose: To study the effect of ASAP solution (10 ppm silver solution) on pathogenic bacteria and Candida albicans. Materials and methods: The bacteria studied included Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis, drug-resistant Escherichia coli, ESBL producing Klebsiella pneumoniae, drug-resistant Pseudo...
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To determine the role of humoral immune response and bacterial adherence in the pathogenesis of symptomatic and asymptomatic urinary tract infection in women. The study population consisted of 30 women with symptomatic UTI, 30 women with asymptomatic UTI and 30 healthy women as controls. Bacterial adherence to vaginal epithelial cells was studied a...
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Purpose: To determine the role of humoral immune response and bacterial adherence in the pathogenesis of symptomatic and asymptomatic urinary tract infection in women. Methods: The study population consisted of 30 women with symptomatic UTI, 30 women with asymptomatic UTI and 30 healthy women as controls. Bacterial adherence to vaginal epithelial c...
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To study the significance of bacterial adherence and humoral immune response in the pathogenesis of recurrent urinary tract infection in adult women. The study population consisted of 30 women with recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI) and 30 healthy women as controls. Bacterial adherence to vaginal epithelial cells was studied. The concentration...

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