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Effect of Biofield Energy Treatment on Streptococcus group B: A Postpartum Pathogen
Microbial & Biochemical Technology (2015)
  • Dahryn Trivedi
Abstract
Streptococcus agalactiae group B (S. agalactiae gr. B) is widespread in nature mainly causes bacterial septicemia and neonatal meningitis. The current study was attempted to investigate the effect of biofield treatment on S. agalactiae gr. B with respect of antimicrobial sensitivity, biochemical reactions and bio typing. S. agalactiae gr. B strain was used in this experiment bearing the American Type Culture Collection (ATCC 12386) number and stored according to the recommended storage protocol. The revived and lyophilized state of ATCC strains of S. agalactiae gr. B were selected for the study. Gr. I was considered as control. Both revived (Group; Gr. II) and lyophilized (Gr. III) strains of S. agalactiae gr. B were subjected to Mr. Trivedi’s biofield treatment. Gr. II was assessed on day 5 and day 10 while Gr. III on day 10 with respect to the control (Gr. I) using MicroScan Walk-Away® system. Although biofield treatment did not show any change with respect to susceptibility pattern. However the minimum inhibitory concentration of S. agalactiae gr. B showed significant (70.37%) alteration, out of twenty-seven tested antimicrobials, among which in Gr. II i.e. 62.96% on day 5 and 66.67% on day 10 while no alteration was found in lyophilized group (Gr. III) as compared to the control. Moreover, the improvement of MIC value of norfloxacin was observed by two-fold (8 to ≤4 μg/mL) in Gr. II on day 10 after biofield energy treatment as compared to the control. It was observed that overall 48.28% biochemical reactions, out of twenty-nine were altered in Gr. II with respect to the control. Moreover, biotype numbers were changed in Gr. II on day 5 (777777615) and on day 10 (757677405) as compared to the control (237147047). The results suggest that biofield treatment has significant impact on S. agalactiae gr. B in revived treated cells (Gr. II) with respect to MIC values, biochemical reactions pattern and biotype number.

Keywords
  • Trivedi Effect,
  • The Trivedi Effect,
  • Mahendra Kumar Trivedi,
  • Mahendra Trivedi,
  • Biofield,
  • Biofield Treatment,
  • Antimicrobial Susceptibility,
  • 16S Rdna Gene Sequencing,
  • Shigella Sonnei,
  • Antimicrobial Resistance of Microbes,
  • Microbial Resistance,
  • Gastrointestinal Tract Infection,
  • Shigella Infection,
  • Β-Lactamases,
  • Phenotype,
  • Biotype,
  • Microbe,
  • Antimicrobial,
  • Biochemical Reactions Pattern,
  • 16S Rdna,
  • ATCC 9290,
  • Microscan Walk-Away,
  • Nbpc30,
  • S. Sonnei Lyophilized Strain,
  • S. Sonnei Antimicrobial Susceptibility,
  • Lactose-Fermenting
Disciplines
Publication Date
September 8, 2015
DOI
10.4172/1948-5948.1000223
Citation Information
Trivedi MK, Branton A, Trivedi D, Nayak G, Shettigar H, et al. (2015) Effect of Biofield Energy Treatment on Streptococcus group B: A Postpartum Pathogen. J Microb Biochem Technol 7: 269-273. doi:10.4172/1948-5948.1000223
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