Biofilm Infections

Editors: Bjarnsholt, Th., Jensen, P.Ø., Moser, C., Høiby, N. (Eds.)

  • First book in this area fully devoted to biofilm diseases
  • Edited volume to include chapters by worldwide researchers
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There has been an increasing interest and emphasis on the sessile bacterial lifestyle biofilms since it was discovered that the vast majority of the total microbial biomass exists as biofilms. Leeuwenhoek first described the aggregation of bacteria in 1677, but it was only recently recognized as being important in chronic infection. In 1993, the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) recognized that the biofilm mode of growth was relevant to microbiology. This book covers both the evidence for biofilms in many chronic bacterial infections as well as the problems facing these infections such as diagnostics, pathogenesis, treatment regimes, and in vitro and in vivo models for studying biofilms. This is the first scientific book on biofilm infections, with chapters written by world- renowned scientists and clinicians. The intended audience of this book includes scientists, teachers at the university level, as well as clinicians. About the Editors: Thomas Bjarnsholt, Ph.D., Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark Peter Oestrup Jensen, Dept. of Clinical Microbiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark Claus Moser, Ph.D., Dept. of Clinical Microbiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark Niels Hoeby, Dept. of Clinical Microbiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

About the authors

About the Editors: Thomas Bjarnsholt, Ph.D., Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark Peter Oestrup Jensen, Dept. of Clinical Microbiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark Claus Moser, Ph.D., Dept. of Clinical Microbiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark Niels Hoeby, Dept. of Clinical Microbiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction to Biofilms

    Bjarnsholt, Thomas

    Pages 1-9

  • Chronic Wound Colonization, Infection, and Biofilms

    Kirketerp-Møller, Klaus (et al.)

    Pages 11-24

  • The Relation of Biofilms to Chronic Otitis Media and Other Ear-Related Chronic Infections

    Homøe, Preben (et al.)

    Pages 25-34

  • Human Oral Bacterial Biofilms: Composition, Dynamics, and Pathogenesis

    Palmer, Robert J. (et al.)

    Pages 35-68

  • Implant-Associated Infection

    Zimmerli, Werner (et al.)

    Pages 69-90

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biofilm Infections
Editors
  • Thomas Bjarnsholt
  • Peter Østrup Jensen
  • Claus Moser
  • Niels Høiby
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science + Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-6084-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-6084-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-6083-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8228-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 314
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