Biofilm-based Healthcare-associated Infections

Volume II

  • Gianfranco¬†Donelli

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 831)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Brian P. Conlon, Sarah E. Rowe, Kim Lewis
    Pages 1-9
  3. Craig Williams, Gordon Ramage
    Pages 11-27
  4. Morten Alhede, Lise H. Christensen, Thomas Bjarnsholt
    Pages 45-52
  5. Roberta J. Melander, Christian Melander
    Pages 69-91
  6. Iolanda Francolini, Gianfranco Donelli, Fernanda Crisante, Vincenzo Taresco, Antonella Piozzi
    Pages 93-117
  7. Salman Ahmed, Rabih O. Darouiche
    Pages 137-146
  8. Tamilvanan Shunmugaperumal, Varinder Kaur, Raja Sekharan Thenrajan
    Pages 147-189
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 191-195

About this book


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.

Editors and affiliations

  • Gianfranco¬†Donelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Fondazione Santa Lucia IRCCSMicrobial Biofilm LaboratoryRomeItaly

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