Special Issue: microbial biofilms in healthcare: formation, prevention and treatment

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Abstract

Biofilms are a structured community of microorganisms that are attached to a surface. Individual bacteria are embedded in a bacterial-secreted matrix. Biofilms have significantly increased tolerance to removal by cleaning agents and killing by disinfectants and antibiotics. This special issue is devoted to diagnosis and treatment of biofilm-related diseases in man. It highlights the differences between the biofilm and planktonic (single cell) lifestyles and the diseases biofilms cause from periodontitis to breast implant capsular contracture. Biofilm-specific treatment options are detailed in experimental and review manuscripts.

LanguageEnglish
Article number2001
Pages1-3
Number of pages3
JournalMaterials
Volume12
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2019

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Biofilms
Disinfectants
Antibiotics
Microorganisms
Cleaning
Bacteria
Anti-Bacterial Agents

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Keywords

  • Antibiotic
  • Antimicrobial peptides
  • Biofilms
  • Breast implants
  • Calcium sulphate
  • Candida auris
  • Dry surface biofilms
  • Periodontitis
  • Topical negative pressure wound therapy

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