Biofilms Formation on Implants and In-Dwelling Devices

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Natasa Mitik-Dineva, Russell J. Crawford and Elena P. Ivanova
Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria, Australia

Series: Biotechnology in Agriculture, Industry and Medicine, Public Health in the 21st Century
BISAC: MED078000

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Despite the fact that the discovery of vaccines and antibiotics has helped us gain control over acute infections and epidemic diseases, it seems that another type of danger has come to the forefront. Microbiologists and clinicians have agreed that less aggressive chronic infections that arise due to bacterial antibiotic resistance are the new threat to the human body. This book provides a concise overview of the existing knowledge on biofilm formation and their persistence in healthcare facilities. Particular attention is given to bacterial adhesion of antibiotic resistant bacterial strains on in-dwelling medical devices, including implants (Imprint: Nova)

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