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Antibiofilm Agents

From Diagnosis to Treatment and Prevention

  • State-of-the-art contents on applied biofilm research from diagnosis to treatment of biofilm related disease

  • Both bacterial and fungal biofilm issues are included

  • With contributions by international experts

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Springer Series on Biofilms (BIOFILMS, volume 8)

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Table of contents (21 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix
  2. Medical Biofilms

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Biofilms in Disease

      • Michael Otto
      Pages 3-13
    3. The Use of DNA Methods to Characterize Biofilm Infection

      • Randall Wolcott, Stephen B. Cox
      Pages 15-30
    4. Imaging Biofilms in Tissue Specimens

      • Garth James, Alessandra Marçal Agostinho Hunt
      Pages 31-44
    5. Mechanisms of Drug Resistance in Fungi and Their Significance in Biofilms

      • Rajendra Prasad, Abdul Haseeb Shah, Sanjiveeni Dhamgaye
      Pages 45-65
    6. Horizontal Gene Transfer in Planktonic and Biofilm Modes

      • Melanie Broszat, Elisabeth Grohmann
      Pages 67-95
    7. The Role of Quorum Sensing in Biofilm Development

      • Kendra P. Rumbaugh, Andrew Armstrong
      Pages 97-113
  3. Strategies for Biofilm Control

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 115-115
    2. Current and Emergent Control Strategies for Medical Biofilms

      • Mohd Sajjad Ahmad Khan, Iqbal Ahmad, Mohammad Sajid, Swaranjit Singh Cameotra
      Pages 117-159
    3. The Effect of Plasmids and Other Biomolecules on the Effectiveness of Antibiofilm Agents

      • L. C. Gomes, P. A. Araújo, J. S. Teodósio, M. Simões, F. J. Mergulhão
      Pages 161-174
    4. Antimicrobial Coatings to Prevent Biofilm Formation on Medical Devices

      • Phat L. Tran, Abdul N. Hamood, Ted W. Reid
      Pages 175-204
    5. Medicinal Plants and Phytocompounds: A Potential Source of Novel Antibiofilm Agents

      • Iqbal Ahmad, Fohad Mabood Husain, Meenu Maheshwari, Maryam Zahin
      Pages 205-232
    6. Staphylococcus aureus Biofilm Formation and Inhibition

      • Carolyn B. Rosenthal, Joe M. Mootz, Alexander R. Horswill
      Pages 233-255
    7. Novel Targets for Treatment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilms

      • Morten Alhede, Maria Alhede, Thomas Bjarnsholt
      Pages 257-272
    8. Inhibition of Fungal Biofilms

      • Christopher G. Pierce, Anand Srinivasan, Priya Uppuluri, Anand K. Ramasubramanian, José L. López-Ribot
      Pages 273-289
    9. Biofilm Control Strategies in Dental Health

      • Jorge Frias-Lopez
      Pages 291-326
    10. Control of Polymicrobial Biofilms: Recent Trends

      • Derek S. Samarian, Kyung Rok Min, Nicholas S. Jakubovics, Alexander H. Rickard
      Pages 327-358
    11. Antibiofilm Strategies in the Food Industry

      • Pilar Teixeira, Diana Rodrigues
      Pages 359-381
  4. The Future of Antibiofilm Agents

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 383-383

About this book

This book provides a survey of recent advances in the development of antibiofilm agents for clinical and environmental applications. The fact that microbes exist in structured communities called biofilms has slowly become accepted within the medical community. We now know that over 80% of all infectious diseases are biofilm-related; however, significant challenges still lie in our ability to diagnose and treat these extremely recalcitrant infections.

Written by experts from around the globe, this book offers a valuable resource for medical professionals seeking to treat biofilm-related disease, academic and industry researchers interested in drug discovery, and instructors who teach courses on microbial pathogenesis and medical microbiology.

Keywords

  • antibiofilm agents
  • diagnosis of biofilm
  • microbial biofilm
  • natural products
  • quorum sensing
  • infectious diseases

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, USA

    Kendra P. Rumbaugh

  • Department of Ag. Microbiology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India

    Iqbal Ahmad

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Antibiofilm Agents

  • Book Subtitle: From Diagnosis to Treatment and Prevention

  • Editors: Kendra P. Rumbaugh, Iqbal Ahmad

  • Series Title: Springer Series on Biofilms

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-53833-9

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-642-53832-2

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-662-51138-1

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-642-53833-9

  • Series ISSN: 1863-9607

  • Series E-ISSN: 1863-9615

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: IX, 497

  • Number of Illustrations: 45 b/w illustrations, 35 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Microbiology, Medical Microbiology, Diseases

Buying options

eBook USD 129.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-642-53833-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 249.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)