© 2014

Antibiofilm Agents

From Diagnosis to Treatment and Prevention

  • Kendra P. Rumbaugh
  • Iqbal Ahmad

Part of the Springer Series on Biofilms book series (BIOFILMS, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Medical Biofilms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael Otto
      Pages 3-13
    3. Randall Wolcott, Stephen B. Cox
      Pages 15-30
    4. Garth James, Alessandra Marçal Agostinho Hunt
      Pages 31-44
    5. Rajendra Prasad, Abdul Haseeb Shah, Sanjiveeni Dhamgaye
      Pages 45-65
    6. Melanie Broszat, Elisabeth Grohmann
      Pages 67-95
    7. Kendra P. Rumbaugh, Andrew Armstrong
      Pages 97-113
  3. Strategies for Biofilm Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Mohd Sajjad Ahmad Khan, Iqbal Ahmad, Mohammad Sajid, Swaranjit Singh Cameotra
      Pages 117-159
    3. L. C. Gomes, P. A. Araújo, J. S. Teodósio, M. Simões, F. J. Mergulhão
      Pages 161-174
    4. Phat L. Tran, Abdul N. Hamood, Ted W. Reid
      Pages 175-204
    5. Iqbal Ahmad, Fohad Mabood Husain, Meenu Maheshwari, Maryam Zahin
      Pages 205-232
    6. Carolyn B. Rosenthal, Joe M. Mootz, Alexander R. Horswill
      Pages 233-255
    7. Morten Alhede, Maria Alhede, Thomas Bjarnsholt
      Pages 257-272
    8. Christopher G. Pierce, Anand Srinivasan, Priya Uppuluri, Anand K. Ramasubramanian, José L. López-Ribot
      Pages 273-289
    9. Jorge Frias-Lopez
      Pages 291-326
    10. Derek S. Samarian, Kyung Rok Min, Nicholas S. Jakubovics, Alexander H. Rickard
      Pages 327-358
    11. Pilar Teixeira, Diana Rodrigues
      Pages 359-381
  4. The Future of Antibiofilm Agents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 383-383

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kendra P. Rumbaugh
    • 1
  • Iqbal Ahmad
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryTexas Tech University Health Sciences CenterLubbockUSA
  2. 2.Department of Ag. MicrobiologyAligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhIndia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Antibiofilm Agents
  • Book Subtitle From Diagnosis to Treatment and Prevention
  • Editors Kendra P. Rumbaugh
    Iqbal Ahmad
  • Series Title Springer Series on Biofilms
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Ser.on Biofilms
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-53832-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-51138-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-53833-9
  • Series ISSN 1863-9607
  • Series E-ISSN 1863-9615
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 497
  • Number of Illustrations 45 b/w illustrations, 35 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Microbiology
    Medical Microbiology
    Infectious Diseases
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