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Biofilm-based Healthcare-associated Infections

Volume I

  • Gianfranco Donelli

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 830)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Kevin S. Akers, Anthony P. Cardile, Joseph C. Wenke, Clinton K. Murray
    Pages 1-28
  3. Carla Renata Arciola, Davide Campoccia, Garth D. Ehrlich, Lucio Montanaro
    Pages 29-46
  4. Charles E. Edmiston Jr., Andrew J. McBain, Christopher Roberts, David Leaper
    Pages 47-67
  5. Georgios N. Belibasakis, Georgios Charalampakis, Nagihan Bostanci, Bernd Stadlinger
    Pages 69-84
  6. Marcelo Faveri, Luciene Cristina Figueiredo, Jamil Awad Shibli, Paula Juliana Pérez-Chaparro, Magda Feres
    Pages 85-96
  7. Claudia Vuotto, Gianfranco Donelli
    Pages 97-112
  8. Noha A. Juma, Stephen J. Forsythe
    Pages 113-121
  9. Matthias Leonhard, Berit Schneider-Stickler
    Pages 123-136
  10. Ammar Yousif, Mohamed A. Jamal, Issam Raad
    Pages 157-179
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 181-185

About this book


The aim of this book is to provide readers with a wide overview of the main healthcare-associated infections caused by bacteria and fungi able to grow as biofilm. The recently acquired knowledge on the pivotal role played by biofilm-growing microorganisms in healthcare-related infections has given a new dynamic to detection, prevention and treatment of these infections in patients admitted to both acute care hospitals and long-term care facilities. Clinicians, hygienists and microbiologists will be updated by leading scientists on the state-of-art of biofilm-based infections and on the most innovative strategies for prevention and treatment of these infections, often caused by emerging multidrug-resistant biofilm-growing microorganisms.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Gianfranco Donelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Microbial Biofilm LaboratoryFondazione Santa Lucia IRCCSRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Biofilm-based Healthcare-associated Infections
  • Book Subtitle Volume I
  • Editors Gianfranco Donelli
  • Series Title Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Advs Exp. Medicine, Biology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-11037-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-35604-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-11038-7
  • Series ISSN 0065-2598
  • Series E-ISSN 2214-8019
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 185
  • Number of Illustrations 11 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Medical Microbiology
    Infectious Diseases
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


From the book reviews:

“The purpose is to summarize our knowledge of biofilm-based HAIs, for infections that are well recognized as biofilm-based as well as for less well-characterized infections. … this is a worthy addition to the shelves of clinician-scientists wishing to gain a better appreciation of the role of biofilms in HAIs and those who desire a concise compilation of forward-looking approaches to treatment and prevention of these infections.” (Mark E. Rupp, Doody’s Book Reviews, March, 2015)