Biofilms in Infection Prevention and Control

Biofilms in Infection Prevention and Control
Author: Steven L. Percival,David Williams,Tracey Cooper,Jacqueline Randle
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2014-01-30
ISBN 10: 0123977517
ISBN 13: 9780123977519
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biofilms in Infection Prevention and Control Book Review:

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

Medical Biofilms

Medical Biofilms
Author: Jana Jass,Susanne Surman,James Walker
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2003-04-02
ISBN 10: 9780471988670
ISBN 13: 0471988677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medical Biofilms Book Review:

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.

Biofilm Infections

Biofilm Infections
Author: Thomas Bjarnsholt,Peter Østrup Jensen,Claus Moser,Niels Høiby
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2014-10-11
ISBN 10: 9781489982285
ISBN 13: 1489982280
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biofilm Infections Book Review:

This book will cover both the evidence for biofilms in many chronic bacterial infections as well as the problems facing these infections such as diagnostics and treatment regimes. A still increasing interest and emphasis on the sessile bacterial lifestyle biofilms has been seen since it was realized that that less than 0.1% of the total microbial biomass lives in the planktonic mode of growth. The term was coined in 1978 by Costerton et al. who defined the term biofilm for the first time.In 1993 the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) recognised that the biofilmmode of growth was relevant to microbiology. Lately many articles have been published on the clinical implications of bacterial biofilms. Both original articles and reviews concerning the biofilm problem are available.

Microbial Biofilms

Microbial Biofilms
Author: Dharumadurai Dhanasekaran,Nooruddin Thajuddin
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 524
Release: 2016-07-13
ISBN 10: 9535124358
ISBN 13: 9789535124351
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbial Biofilms Book Review:

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 from valued contributions from world leading experts in Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Serbia, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, and Turkey. This book may be used as a text or reference for everyone interested in biofilms and their applications. It is also highly recommended for environmental microbiologists, soil scientists, medical microbiologists, bioremediation experts, and microbiologists working in biocorrosion, biofouling, biodegradation, water microbiology, quorum sensing, and many other related areas. Scientists in academia, research laboratories, and industry will also find it of interest.

Biomaterials and Medical Device Associated Infections

Biomaterials and Medical Device   Associated Infections
Author: L Barnes,Ian Cooper
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2014-11-21
ISBN 10: 0857097229
ISBN 13: 9780857097224
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomaterials and Medical Device Associated Infections Book Review:

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 book discusses a range of established and novel technologies and materials which have been designed to prevent infection. Provides analysis of biofilms and their relevance to implant associated infections. Assesses technologies for controlling biofilms. Considers advantages and disadvantages of in vivo infection studies.

Microbial Biofilms

Microbial Biofilms
Author: Mahmoud Ghannoum,George A. O'toole
Publsiher: Amer Society for Microbiology
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2013-03-12
ISBN 10: 9781555818944
ISBN 13: 1555818943
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbial Biofilms Book Review:

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 biofilms, as well as graduate students in biofilm biology courses."

Biofilms and Implantable Medical Devices

Biofilms and Implantable Medical Devices
Author: Ying Deng,Wei Lv
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2016-10-24
ISBN 10: 0081003986
ISBN 13: 9780081003985
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biofilms and Implantable Medical Devices Book Review:

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 biofilm problems in medical devices Discusses biofilm problems in a range of medical devices Focuses on strategies for prevention of biofilm formation

Basic Guide to Infection Prevention and Control in Dentistry

Basic Guide to Infection Prevention and Control in Dentistry
Author: Caroline L. Pankhurst,Wilson A. Coulter
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-04-17
ISBN 10: 1119164982
ISBN 13: 9781119164982
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Basic Guide to Infection Prevention and Control in Dentistry Book Review:

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Microbial Biofilms in Healthcare

Microbial Biofilms in Healthcare
Author: Karen Vickery
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2020-03-16
ISBN 10: 303928410X
ISBN 13: 9783039284108
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbial Biofilms in Healthcare Book Review:

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 the role of biofilms in breast and dental implant disease and cancer. We include in vitro models for investigating treatment of chronic wounds and disinfectant action against Candida sp. Also included are papers on the most recent strategies for treating biofilm infection ranging from antibiotics incorporated into bone void fillers to antimicrobial peptides and quorum sensing.

Bacterial Pathogenesis and Antibacterial Control

Bacterial Pathogenesis and Antibacterial Control
Author: Sahra Kırmusaoğlu
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2018-05-30
ISBN 10: 1789231604
ISBN 13: 9781789231601
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bacterial Pathogenesis and Antibacterial Control Book Review:

Bacterial pathogens have been becoming the main problem in hospital and community-acquired infections. It is hard to treat the strains that are resistant to antibiotics, due to the causing recurrent and untreatable infections. In recent years, the combination treatments and the novel technologies have been preferred to overcome the emergence of antibacterial resistance of pathogens. In this book, examples of pathogenesis by clinical cases, control by antibiotics and bioactive antimicrobials, control by novel technologies with the collection of up-to-date researches and reviews are presented. This book can be useful for researchers interested in antibacterials, bioactive compounds, and novel technologies.

Bacterial Biofilms

Bacterial Biofilms
Author: Tony Romeo
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2008-02-26
ISBN 10: 9783540754183
ISBN 13: 3540754180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bacterial Biofilms Book Review:

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 biofilms have advanced well beyond the descriptive stage, and have begun to provide molecular details of the structural, biochemical, and genetic processes that drive biofilm formation and its dispersion. There is much diversity in the details of biofilm development among various species, but there are also commonalities. In most species, environmental and nutritional conditions greatly influence biofilm development. Similar kinds of adhesive molecules often promote biofilm formation in diverse species. Signaling and regulatory processes that drive biofilm development are often conserved, especially among related bacteria. Knowledge of such processes holds great promise for efforts to control biofilm growth and combat biofilm-associated infections. This volume focuses on the biology of biofilms that affect human disease, although it is by no means comprehensive. It opens with chapters that provide the reader with current perspectives on biofilm development, physiology, environmental, and regulatory effects, the role of quorum sensing, and resistance/phenotypic persistence to antimicrobial agents during biofilm growth.

Ayliffe s Control of Healthcare Associated Infection Fifth Edition

Ayliffe s Control of Healthcare Associated Infection Fifth Edition
Author: Adam Fraise,Christina Bradley
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2009-05-29
ISBN 10: 0340914513
ISBN 13: 9780340914519
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ayliffe s Control of Healthcare Associated Infection Fifth Edition Book Review:

The fifth edition of this classic text is the definitive, clinically orientated guide to a critical area within healthcare practice, full of sound, practical advice for all those involved in the control of infection in a variety of settings. Known in previous editions as Control of Hospital Infection, the new Ayliffe's Control of Healthcare-Associated Infection has again been brought up to date and thoroughly revised to emphasise the broader range of its coverage, from the hospital setting - including the ward, operating theatres, kitchens and laundry facilities - to health care provision in the community. Returning readers will find that the content has also been restructured, improving access to related topics. Part One discusses the basic principles of infection control, including administrative issues, surveillance and reporting, sterilization, disinfection and decontamination, with an emphasis on the key area of hand hygiene. Part Two covers the specific areas of prophylaxis and treatment of infections. In Part Three prevention in different healthcare settings is presented, including issues particular to special wards and departments such as paediatric and neonatal units, intensive care, the elderly and those being treated or working within allied health areas such as x-ray, physiotherapy and the laboratory setting. Ayliffe's Control of Healthcare-Associated Infection remains essential reading for all infection control practitioners, nurses, doctors, surgeons, allied health professionals, hospital managers and administrators, and public health personnel.

Antibiofilm Agents

Antibiofilm Agents
Author: Kendra P. Rumbaugh,Iqbal Ahmad
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 497
Release: 2014-05-08
ISBN 10: 3642538339
ISBN 13: 9783642538339
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antibiofilm Agents Book Review:

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 seeking to treat biofilm-related disease, academic and industry researchers interested in drug discovery and instructors who teach courses on microbial pathogenesis and medical microbiology.

Imported Infectious Diseases

Imported Infectious Diseases
Author: Fernando Cobo
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-10-07
ISBN 10: 1908818735
ISBN 13: 9781908818737
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imported Infectious Diseases Book Review:

The increase of immigrant population in developed countries (mainly in Europe and North America) together with an important increase of international travel worldwide are the two most important causes that have contributed to the introduction and diagnosis of imported/tropical infectious diseases in these countries. These factors have had an important impact in developed countries in both social and economic aspects. Imported Infectious Diseases focuses not only on describing the infections, but also in evaluating the current epidemiology, the economic and social impact and the possibility to apply immunization measures and vaccines. The main purpose of this book is to give an overview of the current most important and frequent imported infectious diseases in developed countries. The first chapter informs about the medical services that are being offered to the immigrants in the main developed countries depending on the legal situation. Following chapters describe the main surveillance systems for these kinds of diseases, mainly in Europe and North America. Finally, remaining chapters contain sections on epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

The Rise of Virulence and Antibiotic Resistance in Staphylococcus aureus

The Rise of Virulence and Antibiotic Resistance in Staphylococcus aureus
Author: Shymaa Enany,Laura Crotty Alexander
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-03-08
ISBN 10: 953512983X
ISBN 13: 9789535129837
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rise of Virulence and Antibiotic Resistance in Staphylococcus aureus Book Review:

Staphylococcus aureus S. aureus is a growing issue both within hospitals and community because of its virulence determinants and the continuing emergence of new strains resistant to antimicrobiotics. In this book, we present the state of the art of S. aureus virulence mechanisms and antibiotic-resistance profiles, providing an unprecedented and comprehensive collection of up-to-date research about the evolution, dissemination, and mechanisms of different staphylococcal antimicrobial resistance patterns alongside bacterial virulence determinants and their impact in the medical field. We include several review chapters to allow readers to better understand the mechanisms of methicillin resistance, glycopeptide resistance, and horizontal gene transfer and the effects of alterations in S. aureus membranes and cell walls on drug resistance. In addition, we include chapters dedicated to unveiling S. aureus pathogenicity with the most current research available on S. aureus exfoliative toxins, enterotoxins, surface proteins, biofilm, and defensive responses of S. aureus to antibiotic treatment.

Recent Advances in the Field of Urinary Tract Infections

Recent Advances in the Field of Urinary Tract Infections
Author: Thomas Nelius
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2013-07-10
ISBN 10: 9535111809
ISBN 13: 9789535111801
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recent Advances in the Field of Urinary Tract Infections Book Review:

Urinary tract infections (UTI) continue to be under the most common bacterial infections worldwide. Diagnostic and treatment have substantial financial burden on society. In the USA, UTIs are responsible for more than 7 million physician visits annually and about 15% of all community-prescribed antibiotics in the USA are dispensed for UTIs. About 50% of women will experience at least one UTI episode during lifetime, about 1 million emergency department visits due to UTI in the USA alone, resulting in more than 100 000 hospital admissions annually, most often for pyelonephritis. Moreover, UTIs are also the leading cause of hospital-acquired infections, accounting for approximately 40% of all such cases. The majority of these cases are catheter-associated. Therefore, nosocomial UTIs comprise perhaps the largest institutional reservoir for nosocomial antibiotic-resistant pathogens. Beside the economic impact, UTIs affect also significantly the quality of life of the affected population. The aim of this book is to highlight problematic aspects and recent advances in the field of UTIs. The book is divided in three parts.

Contemporary Esthetic Dentistry E Book

Contemporary Esthetic Dentistry   E Book
Author: George A. Freedman
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 832
Release: 2011-12-15
ISBN 10: 0323088236
ISBN 13: 9780323088237
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Esthetic Dentistry E Book Book Review:

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 onlays. Coverage of advanced cosmetic procedures includes implants, perioesthethics, ortho-esthetics, and pediatric esthetics, providing a solid understanding of treatments that are less common but can impact patient outcomes. Developed by Dr. George A. Freedman, a renowned leader in the field, Contemporary Esthetic Dentistry also allows you to earn Continuing Education credits as you improve your knowledge and skills. Continuing Education credits are available, allowing you to earn one to two CE credits per chapter. Detailed coverage of popular esthetic procedures includes bleaching, direct and porcelain veneers, inlays and onlays, posts and cores, porcelain-fused-to-metal restorations, zirconium crowns and bridges, and complete dentures. Coverage of advanced procedures includes implants, perioesthethics, ortho-esthetics, pediatric esthetics, and sleep-disordered breathing, providing a solid understanding of less-frequently encountered topics that impact the esthetic treatment plan and outcomes. Coverage of key esthetic dentistry topics and fundamental skills includes cariology and caries management, understanding dental materials, photography, understanding and manipulating of color and shade, adhesive techniques, anterior and posterior direct composites, and finishing and polishing. Over 1,600 full-color photos and illustrations help to clarify important concepts and techniques, and show treatments from beginning of the case to the final esthetic results. Well-known and respected lead author George A. Freedman is a recognized author, educator, and speaker, and past president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and co-founder of the Canadian Academy for Esthetic Dentistry. Expert contributors are leading educators and practicing clinicians, including names such as Irvin Smigel (the father of esthetic dentistry), Chuck N. Maragos (the father of contemporary diagnostics), Wayne Halstrom (a pioneer in the area of dental sleep medicine), David Clark (one of the pioneers of the microscope in restorative dentistry and founder the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry), Edward Lynch (elected the most influential person in UK Dentistry in 2010 by his peers), Joseph Massad (creator, producer, director, and moderator of two of the most popular teaching videos on the subject of removable prosthodontics), Simon McDonald (founder and CEO of Triodent Ltd, an international dental manufacturing and innovations company), and many more!

Biofilms in Human Diseases Treatment and Control

Biofilms in Human Diseases  Treatment and Control
Author: Sunil Kumar,Niharika Chandra,Leena Singh,Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi,Ajit Varma
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2019-11-19
ISBN 10: 3030307573
ISBN 13: 9783030307578
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biofilms in Human Diseases Treatment and Control Book Review:

This book highlights treatment strategies for bacterial biofilms in connection with a variety of human diseases. In particular, it reviews bacterial biofilm formation and its mechanism. Topics covered include biofilms in human health, the role of biofilms in mediating human diseases, and methods for testing bacterial biofilms. Further sections concentrate on biofilm-mediated diseases in different parts of the human gastrointestinal tract, while therapeutic strategies for biofilm control and natural agents that disrupt bacterial biofilms are also covered. Readers will also find the latest advances in probiotics and biofilms, as well as the use of probiotics to counteract biofilm-associated infections. Biofilms and antimicrobial resistance are discussed. Subsequent chapters address the management of inflammatory bowel disease via probiotics biofilms, as well as the role of probiotics bacteria in the treatment of human diseases associated with bacterial biofilms. The book is chiefly intended for clinicians/scientists in the fields of medical microbiology, applied microbiology, biochemistry, and biotechnology.

Infection Prevention and Control Guide for Health Care Professionals

Infection Prevention and Control Guide for Health Care Professionals
Author: Jim Ayukekbong
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2019-08-24
ISBN 10: 0359843751
ISBN 13: 9780359843756
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infection Prevention and Control Guide for Health Care Professionals Book Review:

Are you a health care professional or someone interested in disease control? If yes, then, this book is for you. The author provides a simplistic guide on how to prevent and control the spread of infections in both health care and non-health care environments. The book represents a handy tool for quality patient care and infection control best practices.

Recent Trends in Biofilm Science and Technology

Recent Trends in Biofilm Science and Technology
Author: Manuel Simoes,Anabel Borges,Lucia Chaves Simoes
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-06-04
ISBN 10: 0128194987
ISBN 13: 9780128194980
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recent Trends in Biofilm Science and Technology Book Review:

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 decade due to the fact that biofilms have required the development of new analytical tools and new collaborations between biologists, engineers and mathematicians. Presents an overview of the process of biofilm formation and its implications Provides a clearer understanding of the role of biofilms in infections Creates a foundation for further research on novel control strategies Updates readers on the remarkable amount of knowledge on the processes that regulate biofilm formation