Biofilms, Infection, and Antimicrobial Therapy (Hardback)
  • Biofilms, Infection, and Antimicrobial Therapy (Hardback)
zoom

Biofilms, Infection, and Antimicrobial Therapy (Hardback)

(editor), (editor), (editor)
£200.00
Hardback 512 Pages / Published: 29/08/2005
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
Rather than existing in a planktonic or free-living form, evidence indicates that microbes show a preference for living in a sessile form within complex communities called biofilms. Biofilms appear to afford microbes a survival advantage by optimizing nutrition, offering protection against hostile elements, and providing a network for cell-to-cell signaling and genetic exchange.

Biofilms, Infection, and Antimicrobial Therapy provides an in-depth exploration of biofilms, offering broad background information, as well a detailed look at the serious concerns to which biofilm-associated infections give rise.

Prosthetic device infections, such as those involving artificial heart valves, intravascular catheters, or prosthetic joints, are prime examples of biofilm-associated infections. With the increasing use of such devices in the modern practice of medicine, the prevalence of these infections is expected to increase. Unfortunately, one of the most troubling characteristics of microbes found in biofilms is a profound resistance to antimicrobial agents.

As biofilm-associated infections are particularly difficult to treat, they result in significant mortality, morbidity, and increased economic burden. Clearly, a better understanding of the pathogenesis of these infections and improved means for prevention and treatment are urgently needed!

InBiofilms, Infection, and Antimicrobial Therapy, Drs Pace, Rupp, and Finch assemble the contributions of more than 50 of the world's leading authorities on microbial biofilms who present recent findings on antibacterial tolerance and bacterial persistence associated with biofilms and discuses the implications of those findings with regard to human health. They explore the molecular mechanisms of bacterial adherence, biofilm formation, regulation of biofilm maintenance, and cell-to-cell communication and present the latest information on various treatment protocols that should aid physicians in the treatment o

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
ISBN: 9780824726430
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 862 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 33 mm

You may also be interested in...

Lewin's CELLS
Added to basket
£59.99
Hardback
Genetic Analysis
Added to basket
£58.99
Paperback
Molecular Evolution
Added to basket
£48.99
Paperback
Life from an RNA World
Added to basket
BIOS Instant Notes in Molecular Biology
Added to basket
Gene Cloning
Added to basket
£47.99
Paperback
Giant Molecules
Added to basket
£17.99
Paperback
Introduction to Cancer Biology
Added to basket
A Dictionary of Biology
Added to basket
The Manga Guide To Molecular Biology
Added to basket
Thrive in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Added to basket
Avoid Boring People
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.