Biofilms and Wounds: An Identification Algorithm and Potential Treatment Options.

@article{Percival2015BiofilmsAW,
  title={Biofilms and Wounds: An Identification Algorithm and Potential Treatment Options.},
  author={Steven L. Percival and C Vuotto and Gianfranco Donelli and Benjamin A. Lipsky},
  journal={Advances in wound care},
  year={2015},
  volume={4 7},
  pages={389-397}
}
Significance: The presence of a "pathogenic" or "highly virulent" biofilm is a fundamental risk factor that prevents a chronic wound from healing and increases the risk of the wound becoming clinically infected. There is presently no unequivocal gold standard method available for clinicians to confirm the presence of biofilms in a wound. Thus, to help support clinician practice, we devised an algorithm intended to demonstrate evidence of the presence of a biofilm in a wound to assist with wound… CONTINUE READING