The development of biofilms, well organized communities of bacterial cells embedded in a self-generated extra-cellular polymeric matrix, on medical devices (vascular or urinary catheters, surgical implants) and surrounding tissue poses a great challenge for modern medicine. The biofilm environment confers onto bacterial cells resistance to antimicrobials and the host immune system that leads to persistent and recurrent device-associated infections, deterioration of patient life quality, and often replacement of the device .
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Escherichea coli Biofilm Formation and Susceptibility in Response to Increased Shear Stresses
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Kostenko, V, Salek, MM, Boraey, MA, Surette, MG, & Martinuzzi, RJ. "Escherichea coli Biofilm Formation and Susceptibility in Response to Increased Shear Stresses." Proceedings of the ASME 2008 Summer Bioengineering Conference. ASME 2008 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B. Marco Island, Florida, USA. June 25–29, 2008. pp. 979-980. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2008-193009
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