Pathogenesis of Wound and Biomaterial-Associated Infections

  • Torkel Wadström
  • Ingvar Eliasson
  • Ian Holder
  • Åsa Ljungh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-11
  2. Torkel Wadström, Ingvar Eliasson, Ian Holder, Åsa Ljungh
    Pages 13-14
  3. H. Paul Ehrlich
    Pages 15-23
  4. Matti Laato, Juha Niinikoski, Bengt Gerdin
    Pages 25-34
  5. Timothy J. Foster, Mary O’Reilly, A. John Bramley
    Pages 35-46
  6. Michael A. Kehoe, Lorna Miller, Thomas P. Poirier, Ellen Whitnack, Edwin H. Beachey, John H. Robinson et al.
    Pages 47-54
  7. Martin Lindberg, Klas Jönsson, Hans-Peter Müller, Christer Signäs, Magnus Höök
    Pages 55-63
  8. Maria Bodén, Jan-Ingmar Flock
    Pages 65-68
  9. Cecilia Rydén
    Pages 69-75
  10. James M. Vann, Richard A. Proctor
    Pages 77-85
  11. Fiona M. Thomson-Carter, T. Hugh Pennington
    Pages 87-89
  12. Ian Alan Holder
    Pages 91-100
  13. Rolf Seljelid
    Pages 107-113
  14. Oonagh S. Kinsman, John P. Arbuthnott
    Pages 115-119
  15. Merlin S. Bergdoll
    Pages 121-128
  16. Patricia M. Mertz, Stephen C. Davis, David A. Marshall, William H. Eaglstein
    Pages 139-145
  17. Michel H. E. Hermans, Jerry J. Hutchinson
    Pages 147-157

About this book


Despite the recent advances in medical treatment, patients suffering from wounds such as burns or receiving surgical implants are still in great danger of infection. This has called attention to the need for better understanding of infections at the molecular level. Scientists from various disciplines summarize our knowledge today and investigate how methods to avoid wound and biomaterial-associated infections can be developed. These methods include new antibiotics, surgical strategies to prevent infection, and ways to stimulate the immune system and the tissue healing process. Specific topics include: the definition of microbial cell surface determinants important for adhesion to graft; the definition of extracellular bacterial enzymes and toxins involved in tissue breakdown and the local spread of infection; the prevention of the systemic spreading of infection with immunoglobulins and antibiotics; and the problem of multiple antibiotic resistance in most versatile pathogens.


antibiotic antibiotics bacteria biomaterial bone cell diagnosis image analysis infection infections medicine microbiology pathogenesis surface tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Torkel Wadström
    • 1
  • Ingvar Eliasson
    • 2
  • Ian Holder
    • 3
  • Åsa Ljungh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical MicrobiologyUniversity of LundLundSweden
  2. 2.Department Medical MicrobiologyLundSweden
  3. 3.Burns InstituteShriners HospitalCincinnatiUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-19596-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-3454-1
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