Biofilms in Infection Prevention and Control

Biofilms in Infection and Disease Control: A Healthcare Handbook outlines the scientific evidence and rationale for the prevention of infection, the role biofilms play in infection control, and the issues concerning their resistance to antimicrobials. This book provides practical guidance for healthcare and infection control professionals, as well as students, for preventing and controlling infection. Biofilms are the most common mode of bacterial growth in nature. Highly resistant to antibiotics and antimicrobials, biofilms are the source of more than 65 percent of health care associated infections (HCAI), which, according to the WHO, affect 1.4 million people annually. Biofilms are involved in 80 percent of all microbial infections in the body, including those associated with medical devices such as catheters, endotracheal tubes, joint prostheses, and heart valves. Biofilms are also the principle causes of infections of the middle-ear, dental caries, gingivitis, prostatitis and cystic fibrosis. Importantly, biofilms also significantly delay wound healing and reduce antimicrobial efficiency in at-risk or infected skin wounds. Provides specific procedures for controlling and preventing infection Includes case studies of HCAI, and identifies appropriate treatments Presents national government standards for infection prevention and control Includes extensive references and links to websites for further information

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  • Author : Steven L. Percival
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 394 pages
  • ISBN : 0123977517
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Biofilms in Infection Prevention and Control

Biofilms in Infection Prevention and Control
  • Author : Steven L. Percival,David Williams,Tracey Cooper,Jacqueline Randle
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 30 January 2014
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Biofilms in Infection and Disease Control: A Healthcare Handbook outlines the scientific evidence and rationale for the prevention of infection, the role biofilms play in infection control, and the issues concerning their resistance to antimicrobials. This book provides practical guidance for healthcare and infection control professionals, as well as students, for preventing and controlling infection. Biofilms are the most common mode of bacterial growth in nature. Highly resistant to antibiotics and antimicrobials, biofilms are the source of more than 65 percent

Medical Biofilms

Medical Biofilms
  • Author : Jana Jass,Susanne Surman,James Walker
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 02 April 2003
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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

Microbial Biofilms in Healthcare

Microbial Biofilms in Healthcare
  • Author : Karen Vickery
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release : 16 March 2020
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Biofilms are ubiquitous and their presence in industry can lead to production losses. However, nowhere do biofilms impact human health and welfare as much as those that are found contaminating the healthcare environment, surgical instruments, equipment, and medical implantable devices. Approximately 70% of healthcare-associated infections are due to biofilm formation, resulting in increased patient morbidity and mortality. Biofilms formed on medical implants are recalcitrant to antibiotic treatment, which leaves implant removal as the principal treatment option. In this book, we investigate

Biofilms and Implantable Medical Devices

Biofilms and Implantable Medical Devices
  • Author : Ying Deng,Wei Lv
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 24 October 2016
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Biofilms and Implantable Medical Devices: Infection and Control explores the increasing use of permanent and semi-permanent implants and indwelling medical devices. As an understanding of the growth and impact of biofilm formation on these medical devices and biomaterials is vital for protecting the health of the human host, this book provides readers with a comprehensive treatise on biofilms and their relationship with medical devices, also reporting on infections and associated strategies for prevention. Provides useful information on the fundamentals of

Infection Control

Infection Control
  • Author : Silpi Basak
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 29 May 2013
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Health Care associated infection (HAI) is an emerging problem worldwide. HAI causes increased morbidity, mortality and average length of stay of the patient in the hospital. HAI also imposes economic burden on the patient, health care set up and also State and National Health care system. It has been estimated that 5 10 % of all hospital admission suffers from HAI even in developed countries. But 30% of HAI are preventable, if we follow the infection control practices properly especially hand hygiene while giving

Microbial Biofilms

Microbial Biofilms
  • Author : Mahmoud Ghannoum,George A. O'toole
  • Publisher : Amer Society for Microbiology
  • Release : 12 March 2013
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A comprehensive introduction to this exciting and developing field. Covers broad topics, including biofilm development, antibiotic resistance, architecture, and the roles these communities play in disease and industry, and incorporates both bacteria and fungi. Includes a chapter on the history of biofilm biology, written by one of the pioneers in the field, and concludes with ruminations on future directions. Serves as a resource for environmental microbiologists, medical and clinical microbiologists, geologists, biomedical engineers, biotechnologists, and non-experts interested in learning about

Biofilm Eradication and Prevention

Biofilm Eradication and Prevention
  • Author : Tamilvanan Shunmugaperumal
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 28 December 2010
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Biofilm Eradication and Preventions presents the basics of biofilm formation on medical devices, diseases related to this formation, and approaches pharmaceutical researchers need to take to limit this problem. Split into three parts, the first deals with the development and characterization of biofilm on the surfaces of implanted or inserted medical devices. Questions as to why biofilms form over medical device surfaces and what triggers biofilm formation are addressed. In the second section, the author discusses biofilm-mediated chronic infections occurred

Bacterial Biofilms

Bacterial Biofilms
  • Author : Tony Romeo
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 26 February 2008
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Throughout the biological world, bacteria thrive predominantly in surface-attached, matrix-enclosed, multicellular communities or biofilms, as opposed to isolated planktonic cells. This choice of lifestyle is not trivial, as it involves major shifts in the use of genetic information and cellular energy, and has profound consequences for bacterial physiology and survival. Growth within a biofilm can thwart immune function and antibiotic therapy and thereby complicate the treatment of infectious diseases, especially chronic and foreign device-associated infections. Modern studies of many important

Microbial Biofilms

Microbial Biofilms
  • Author : Dharumadurai Dhanasekaran,Nooruddin Thajuddin
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 13 July 2016
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In the book Microbial Biofilms: Importance and applications, eminent scientists provide an up-to-date review of the present and future trends on biofilm-related research. This book is divided with four subdivisions as biofilm fundamentals, applications, health aspects, and their control. Moreover, this book also provides a comprehensive account on microbial interactions in biofilms, pyocyanin, and extracellular DNA in facilitating Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm formation, atomic force microscopic studies of biofilms, and biofilms in beverage industry. The book comprises a total of 21 chapters

Recent Trends in Biofilm Science and Technology

Recent Trends in Biofilm Science and Technology
  • Author : Manuel Simoes,Anabel Borges,Lucia Chaves Simoes
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 04 June 2020
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Recent Trends in Biofilm Science and Technology helps researchers working on fundamental aspects of biofilm formation and control conduct biofilm studies and interpret results. The book provides a remarkable amount of knowledge on the processes that regulate biofilm formation, the methods used, monitoring characterization and mathematical modeling, the problems/advantages caused by their presence in the food industry, environment and medical fields, and the current and emergent strategies for their control. Research on biofilms has progressed rapidly in the last

Contemporary Esthetic Dentistry - E-Book

Contemporary Esthetic Dentistry - E-Book
  • Author : George A. Freedman
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release : 15 December 2011
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Covering both popular and advanced cosmetic procedures, Contemporary Esthetic Dentistry enhances your skills in the dental treatments leading to esthetically pleasing restorations. With over 1,600 full-color illustrations, this definitive reference discusses the importance of cariology and caries management, then covers essential topics such as ultraconservative dentistry, color and shade, adhesive techniques, anterior and posterior direct composites, and finishing and polishing. Popular esthetic treatment options are described in detail, including bleaching or tooth whitening, direct and porcelain veneers, and esthetic inlays and

Infection Prevention and Control

Infection Prevention and Control
  • Author : Christine Perry
  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • Release : 19 November 2007
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Infection prevention and control is an essential component of care, and an issue high on the agenda for both nurses and patients. This concise, accessible text provides students and newly qualified staff with an invaluable guide to the essential principles of infection prevention and control, equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed to provide safe and effective care. Infection Prevention and Control addresses key aspects of infection control in everyday practice, together with more specific considerations in particular aspects

Antibiofilm Agents

Antibiofilm Agents
  • Author : Kendra P. Rumbaugh,Iqbal Ahmad
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 08 May 2014
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This book provides a survey of recent advances in the development of antibiofilm agents for clinical and environmental applications. The fact that microbes exist in structured communities called biofilms has slowly become accepted within the medical community. We now know that over 80% of all infectious diseases are biofilm-related; however, significant challenges still lie in our ability to diagnose and treat these extremely recalcitrant infections. Written by experts from around the globe, this book offers a valuable resource for medical professionals

Biomaterials and Medical Device - Associated Infections

Biomaterials and Medical Device - Associated Infections
  • Author : L Barnes,Ian Cooper
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 21 November 2014
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Despite advances in materials and sterilisation, patients who receive biomaterials of medical device implants are still at risk of developing an infection around the implantation site. This book reviews the fundamentals of biomaterials and medical device related infections and methods and materials for the treatment and prevention of infection. The first part of the book provides readers with an introduction to the topic including analyses of biofilms, diagnosis and treatment of infection, pathology and topography. The second part of the