The role of bacterial biofilms in device-associated infection.

  title={The role of bacterial biofilms in device-associated infection.},
  author={Anand Kumar Deva and William P. Adams and Karen Vickery},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  volume={132 5},
There is increasing evidence that bacterial biofilm is responsible for the failure of medical devices, leading to device-associated infection. As plastic surgeons, we are among the leading users of prostheses in surgery, and it is important that we are kept informed of this growing problem. This article summarizes the pathogenesis of device-associated… CONTINUE READING
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