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Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

Biofilm-based Healthcare-associated Infections

Volume I

Editors: Donelli, Gianfranco (Ed.)

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  • Provides readers with a wide overview of the main healthcare-associated infections
  • Contains recently acquired knowledge on the pivotal role played by biofilm-growing microorganisms in healthcare-related infections
  • Includes most innovative strategies for prevention and treatment
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The aim of this book is to provide readers with a wide overview of the main healthcare-associated infections caused by bacteria and fungi able to grow as biofilm. The recently acquired knowledge on the pivotal role played by biofilm-growing microorganisms in healthcare-related infections has given a new dynamic to detection, prevention and treatment of these infections in patients admitted to both acute care hospitals and long-term care facilities. Clinicians, hygienists and microbiologists will be updated by leading scientists on the state-of-art of biofilm-based infections and on the most innovative strategies for prevention and treatment of these infections, often caused by emerging multidrug-resistant biofilm-growing microorganisms.

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“The purpose is to summarize our knowledge of biofilm-based HAIs, for infections that are well recognized as biofilm-based as well as for less well-characterized infections. … this is a worthy addition to the shelves of clinician-scientists wishing to gain a better appreciation of the role of biofilms in HAIs and those who desire a concise compilation of forward-looking approaches to treatment and prevention of these infections.” (Mark E. Rupp, Doody’s Book Reviews, March, 2015)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Biofilm Formation by Clinical Isolates and Its Relevance to Clinical Infections

    Pages 1-28

    Akers, Kevin S. (et al.)

  • Biofilm-Based Implant Infections in Orthopaedics

    Pages 29-46

    Arciola, Carla Renata (et al.)

  • Clinical and Microbiological Aspects of Biofilm-Associated Surgical Site Infections

    Pages 47-67

    Edmiston, Charles E., Jr. (et al.)

  • Peri-Implant Infections of Oral Biofilm Etiology

    Pages 69-84

    Belibasakis, Georgios N. (et al.)

  • Microbiological Diversity of Peri-Implantitis Biofilms

    Pages 85-96

    Faveri, Marcelo (et al.)

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eBook $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-11038-7
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
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Softcover $169.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-35604-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biofilm-based Healthcare-associated Infections
Book Subtitle
Volume I
Editors
  • Gianfranco Donelli
Series Title
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Series Volume
830
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-11038-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-11038-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-11037-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35604-4
Series ISSN
0065-2598
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 185
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
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