Surgical site infections: biofilms, dehiscence and delayed healing

Wolcott, Randall, Cutting, Keith and Dowd, Scot (2008) Surgical site infections: biofilms, dehiscence and delayed healing. Wounds UK, 4 (4). pp. 108-113. ISSN 1746-6814

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Abstract

Biofilms are slowly becoming recognised as a cause of wound infection. Typically, the biofilm delays healing without inducing a dramatic host response. Biofilms may be unperturbed by antimicrobial or neutrophil attack and can survive in a relatively harsh environment, resisting attempts at removal. Their presence is often associated with chronic wounds but they can also be involved in acute wound infection. Acknowledging their presence as a potential cause of surgical site infection may explain the sometimes disappointing response obtained from traditional approaches such as promoting drainage, systemic antibiotics or delayed closure.

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Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2012 10:09
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URI: http://bucks.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/9903

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