Effect of Biofield Treatment on Antimicrobials Susceptibility Pattern of Acinetobacter baumannii – An Experimental Study

Journal: JBR Journal of Clinical Diagnosis and Research PDF  

Published: 23 Jul 15 Volume: 3 Issue: 1 Pages: 001-005

DOI: 10.4172/2376-0311.1000117 ISSN: 2376-0311

Authors: Mahendra Kumar Trivedi, Shrikant Patil, Harish Shettigar, Mayank Gangwar and Snehasis Jana

Citation: Trivedi MK, Patil S, Shettigar H, Gangwar M, Jana S (2015) Effect of Biofield Treatment on Antimicrobials Susceptibility Pattern of Acinetobacter baumannii – An Experimental Study. J Clin Diagn Res 3:117. doi:10.4172/2376-0311.1000117

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Abstract

Global emergence of Acinetobacter baumannii (A. baumannii) displays a mechanism of resistance to all existing antimicrobials. Objective of this study was to investigate the effect of biofield treatment on antimicrobial sensitivity pattern, minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC), biochemical reactions and biotype number of A. baumannii. A. baumannii cells were procured from MicroBioLogics in sealed packs bearing the American Type Culture Collection (ATCC 19606) number and stored according to the recommended storage protocols until needed for experiments. Two sets of ATCC samples were taken in this experiment and denoted as A and B. ATCC-A sample was revived and divided into two parts i.e. Gr.I (control) and Gr.II (revived) analyzed on day 5 and 10, respectively; likewise, ATCC-B was labeled as Gr.III (lyophilized) and was assessed on day 10. Gr.II and III were treated with Mr. Trivedi’s biofield and were analyzed for its antimicrobial sensitivity, MIC value, biochemical reactions and biotype number with respect to control. Experimental results showed the impact of biofield treatment directly onto the revived and lyophilized form of A. baumannii and found alteration both in qualitative and quantitative aspect as compared with untreated groups. These results showed altered sensitivity pattern of antimicrobials in biofield treated group as compared to control. Apart from altered MIC values, changes were also observed in biotype number of revived treated group as compared to control. These findings suggest that biofield treatment can prevent the emergence of absolute resistance of existing antimicrobials to A. baumannii.

Conclusion

Present study concludes the impact of biofield treatment on changes in susceptibility pattern of A. baumannii which was confirmed by standard procedures with respect to MIC value, biochemical study and biotype number. Biofield treatment could be applied to alter the sensitivity of antimicrobials to fight against infections microbes due to the emergence of multi drug-resistant strains.