Chapter 3. Pathogenesis of Device-Related Nosocomial Infections

  1. Tamilvanan Shunmugaperumal

Published Online: 29 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470640463.ch3

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) Pathogenesis of Device-Related Nosocomial Infections, in Biofilm Eradication and Prevention: A Pharmaceutical Approach to Medical Device Infections, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470640463.ch3

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:

  • device-related nosocomial infection pathogenesis and biofilm formation;
  • biofilm over medical devices, factors involved - polarity, London–van der Waal's forces and hydrophobic interactions;
  • Candida infection source - subject of much debate

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Pathogenesis of Staphylococcal Device-Related Infection

  • References