• Publications
  • Influence
Physico-chemistry of initial microbial adhesive interactions--its mechanisms and methods for study.
In this review, initial microbial adhesive interactions are divided into adhesion to substratum surfaces, coaggregation between microbial pairs and co-adhesion between sessile and planktonicExpand
  • 938
  • 59
Biofilm Formation on Dental Restorative and Implant Materials
Biomaterials for the restoration of oral function are prone to biofilm formation, affecting oral health. Oral bacteria adhere to hydrophobic and hydrophilic surfaces, but due to fluctuating shear,Expand
  • 301
  • 16
Transmission of Infection by Flexible Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Bronchoscopy
SUMMARY Flexible endoscopy is a widely used diagnostic and therapeutic procedure. Contaminated endoscopes are the medical devices frequently associated with outbreaks of health care-associatedExpand
  • 233
  • 16
Inhibition of initial adhesion of uropathogenic Enterococcus faecalis by biosurfactants from Lactobacillus isolates.
In this study, 15 Lactobacillus isolates were found to produce biosurfactants in the mid-exponential and stationary growth phases. The stationary-phase biosurfactants from lactobacillus casei subsp.Expand
  • 273
  • 13
Measurement of the surface free energy of bacterial cell surfaces and its relevance for adhesion.
An experimental technique is described to determine contact angles on bacterial layers deposited on cellulose triacetate filters. Measurements with water, water-n-propanol mixtures, andExpand
  • 449
  • 11
Biomaterial-Associated Infection: Locating the Finish Line in the Race for the Surface
This Review discusses approaches to developing infection-reducing biomaterials that strike a balance between host tissue integration and prevention of microbial attachment. NONEExpand
  • 381
  • 8
Surface roughness, porosity and wettability of gentamicin-loaded bone cements and their antibiotic release.
In this study, the release of gentamicin as a function of time was measured for six different gentamicin-loaded bone cements and related with the surface roughness, porosity and wettability of theExpand
  • 226
  • 8
Morphological aspects of surgical meshes as a risk factor for bacterial colonization
Prosthetic meshes are increasingly popular in abdominal wall reconstructive surgery owing to a reduction in hernia recurrence rate. Individual meshes have been evaluated with respect to the formationExpand
  • 76
  • 8
Isolation and partial characterization of a biosurfactant produced by Streptococcus thermophilus A.
Isolation and characterization of the surface active components from the crude biosurfactant produced by Streptococcus thermophilus A was studied. A fraction rich in glycolipids was obtained by theExpand
  • 107
  • 8
Bacterial adhesion to surface hydrophilic and hydrophobic contact lenses.
The aim of this paper was to determine the adhesion of two physico-chemically characterized bacterial strains to a surface hydrophilic (CL A, water contact angle 57 degrees) and hydrophobic (CL B,Expand
  • 336
  • 7