Chapter 1. Introduction and Overview of Biofilm

  1. Tamilvanan Shunmugaperumal

Published Online: 29 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470640463.ch1

Biofilm Eradication and Prevention: A Pharmaceutical Approach to Medical Device Infections

Biofilm Eradication and Prevention: A Pharmaceutical Approach to Medical Device Infections

How to Cite

Shunmugaperumal, T. (2010) Introduction and Overview of Biofilm, in Biofilm Eradication and Prevention: A Pharmaceutical Approach to Medical Device Infections, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470640463.ch1

Author Information

  1. Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 22 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470479964

Online ISBN: 9780470640463

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Keywords:

  • biofilms, development and characterization;
  • biofilms forming on surfaces, biotic surfaces - mucosal membranes, teeth, medical devices and household surfaces;
  • device-related infections, associated with increased morbidity, mortality

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Microbial Attachment Surfaces in Modern Medical Devices

  • Microbial Attachment Surfaces in Chronic Infections In Vivo

  • Microbial Biofilm Formation Process

  • Surface Conditioning

  • Reversible Attachment

  • Irreversible Attachment

  • Colonization

  • Detachment

  • Fungal Biofilm Formation

  • Device-Related Nosocomial Infections

  • References