Vol 12 No 1 (2015)
Research Papers

ANTIMICROBIAL EFFECT OF VANCOMYCIN ELECTRO-TRANSFERRED WATER AGAINST METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS VARIANT

J. Antonio Heredia-Rojas
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas, Departamento de Ciencias Exactas y Desarrollo Humano, Av. Universidad S/N Ciudad Universitaria, San Nicolás de los Garza, Nuevo León C.P. 66451, México. Phone (0181)83294000 Ext. 6
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Licet Villarreal-Treviño
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas, Departamento de Microbiología e Inmunología, Av. Universidad S/N Ciudad Universitaria, San Nicolás de los Garza, Nuevo León C.P. 66451, México. Phone (0181)83294000 Ext. 6478.
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Abraham O. Rodriguez-de la Fuente
Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Facultad de Ciencias Biologicas, Departamento de Ciencias Exactas y Desarrollo Humano
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Laura I. Herrera-Menchaca
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas, Departamento de Microbiología e Inmunología, Av. Universidad S/N Ciudad Universitaria, San Nicolás de los Garza, Nuevo León C.P. 66451, México. Phone (0181)83294000 Ext. 6478.
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Ricardo Gomez-Flores
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas, Departamento de Microbiología e Inmunología, Av. Universidad S/N Ciudad Universitaria, San Nicolás de los Garza, Nuevo León C.P. 66451, México. Phone (0181)83294000 Ext. 6478.
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Benito David Mata-Cárdenas
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, Laboratorio de Biotecnología, Av. Universidad S/N Ciudad Universitaria, San Nicolás de los Garza, Nuevo León C.P. 66451, México. Phone (0181)83294000 Ext. 6233.
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Laura E. Rodríguez-Flores
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Facultad de Medicina, Departamento de Patología, Av. Francisco I. Madero pte. S/N, Col. Mitras Centro, Monterrey, Nuevo León, CP 66460 México. Phone (0181)83294000 Ext. 2542.
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Published November 29, 2014
Keywords
  • Antimicrobial effect,
  • electro-transferred water,
  • bio-resonance,
  • vancomycin,
  • Sthaphylococcus aureus.
How to Cite
Heredia-Rojas, J. A., Villarreal-TreviñoL., Rodriguez-de la Fuente, A. O., Herrera-Menchaca, L. I., Gomez-Flores, R., Mata-Cárdenas, B. D., & Rodríguez-FloresL. E. (2014). ANTIMICROBIAL EFFECT OF VANCOMYCIN ELECTRO-TRANSFERRED WATER AGAINST METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS VARIANT. African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, 12(1), 104-108. https://doi.org/10.21010/ajtcam.v12i1.15

Abstract

Background: There is a number of alternative and complementary therapeutics that are unproven or have not been properly tested. For past twenty years, the transfer of bio-energetic information has been recognized as a novel scientific approach capable of contributing to improved therapy in the management of several diseases through the so-called bio-resonance therapy (BRT). Although BRT was discovered in the late 1980s, it is still poorly studied. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antibacterial effect of water samples transferred with electronic information of vancomycin, a well known drug against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), by using a BRT device on bacterial cultures. Material and Methods: MRSA cultures were treated with vancomycin electro-transferred water samples, vancomycin (4.0 and 8.0 µg/mL), sham electro-transferred (water to water) and non-transferred water samples (medium alone). Growth inhibition was evaluated in liquid and solid culture medium, spectrophotometrically and by CFU determination respectively. Results: The obtained data showed that by transferring vancomycin (4.0 and 8.0 µg/mL) information to water samples, the growth of cultured MRSA was significantly (p< 0.05) inhibited (up to 35%), compared with those cultures treated with electro-transferred water to water or cultured in medium alone (0% growth inhibition). Conclusion: This in vitro study suggests that water samples that are electronically transferred with vibration sustained information of vancomycin are capable of inhibiting growth of axenically cultured methicillin resistant S. aureus.