Medical Biofilms: Detection, Prevention and Control

Medical Biofilms: Detection, Prevention and Control

Editor(s): Jana Jass, Susanne Surman, James Walker

Published Online: 25 FEB 2005

Print ISBN: 9780471988670

Online ISBN: 9780470867846

DOI: 10.1002/0470867841

About this Book

Biofilms are formed by microorganisms growing on surfaces and comprise a series of microcolonies interspersed with spaces through which fluids and other microorganisms move. In medicine, the primary problems are biofilms associated with implants: infections are increasingly difficult to treat with traditional antibiotics and removal of the implant often becomes essential, frequently leading to higher morbidity and mortality.
* This will be the first book dedicated to medical biofilms.
* It will cover much recent information on the problems of biofilms, how to detect them and how to control their presence.

Table of contents

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    1. Chapter 1

      Microbial Biofilms in Medicine (pages 1–28)

      Jana Jass, Susanne Surman and James T. Walker

  1. Part 2: Biofilms Associated with Medical Devices and Implants

    1. Chapter 2.3

      Control of Biofilms Associated with Implanted Medical Devices (pages 73–96)

      Peter Gilbert, Andrew J. McBain, Alexander H. Rickard and Sarah R. Schooling

  2. Part 3: Microbial Adhesion and Biofilm Formation on Tissue Surfaces

  3. Part 4: Dental Plaque and Bacterial Colonization of Dental Materials

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