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In this study, we developed a method to assess influence of different medical tubing on biofilm formation by A. baumannii. The results of biofilm quantification and scanning electron microscopy showed that the biofilm formation susceptibility of different tubing materials was rubber latex > polyvinyl chloride > silicone.
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Name: Journal of microbiological methods
Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus dual species biofilm infections are notoriously difficult to manage. This study was aimed at investigating the influence of four different culture medi...
Adherence of the microorganism to submerged solid surfaces leads to biofilm formation. Biofilm formation modifies the surfaces in favor of bacteria facilitating the survival of the bacteria under diff...
Although the level of reactive oxygen species (ROS) is altered upon the formation of bacterial biofilm, the relationship between ROS alteration and biofilm formation is still unclear. The aim of the p...
Biofilm Formations in Pediatric Respiratory Tract Infection Part 2: Mucosal Biofilm Formation by Respiratory Pathogens and Current and Future Therapeutic Strategies to Inhibit Biofilm Formation or Eradicate Established Biofilm.
The purpose of this review is to discuss the unique pathways of biofilm formation utilized by respiratory pathogens and current and future therapeutic strategies to inhibit biofilm formation or eradic...
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a major cause of hospital-acquired infection due to its high antibiotic resistance and biofilm formation ability. P. aeruginosa produces elastase lasB during biofilm formatio...
The purpose of this study is to determine in situ the bacterial viability, thickness and bacterial diversity of a biofilm formed on different substrates in comparison to a naturally tooth-...
The aim of the study is to compare the effect of a suspension containing chlorhexidine and alcohol and another one containing clorhexidine with no alcohol in dynamic of the subgingival bio...
This study compared the removal of dental biofilm between soft and medium toothbrushes. The patients refrained from performing mechanical or chemical plaque control for 96 hours to allow d...
Although several studies have assessed the efficacy of chlorhexidine in treating gingivitis and reducing biofilm formation, the side effects of a long-term use are unpleasant for patients....
There is widespread acceptance that air in intravenous (IV) fluid tubing (lines) can pose a significant risk to patients.1 A rigorous literature search regarding sources of this air identi...
A polyvinyl resin used extensively in the manufacture of plastics, including medical devices, tubing, and other packaging. It is also used as a rubber substitute.
A COAGULASE-negative species of STAPHYLOCOCCUS found on the skin and MUCOUS MEMBRANE of warm-blooded animals. Similar to STAPHYLOCOCCUS EPIDERMIDIS and STAPHYLOCOCCUS HAEMOLYTICUS, it is a nosocomial pathogen in NICU settings. Subspecies include generally antibiotic susceptible and BIOFILM negative capitis and antibiotic resistant and biofilm positive urealyticus isolates.
A method of simultaneously imaging and measuring elements at the submicron level. Nuclear microscopy uses a focused high-energy ion beam of PROTONS and ALPHA PARTICLES (a nuclear microprobe) to interact with the sample. The resulting emitted radiations are analyzed by a group of techniques simultaneously: PARTICLE INDUCED X RAY EMISSION SPECTROMETRY for minor and trace element identification; Rutherford Backscattering Spectroscopy to assess sample thickness and bulk elements such as carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen; and Scanning Transmission Ion Microscopy to assess sample structure and density.
A method of providing future reproductive opportunities before a medical treatment with known risk of loss of fertility. Typically reproductive organs or tissues (e.g., sperm, egg, embryos and ovarian or testicular tissues) are cryopreserved for future use before the medical treatment (e.g., chemotherapy, radiation) begins.
Method in which repeated blood pressure readings are made while the patient undergoes normal daily activities. It allows quantitative analysis of the high blood pressure load over time, can help distinguish between types of HYPERTENSION, and can assess the effectiveness of antihypertensive therapy.