Biofilms in Human Diseases: Treatment and Control [electronic resource] / edited by Sunil Kumar, Niharika Chandra, Leena Singh, Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi, Ajit Varma
- Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019.
- 1st ed. 2019.
- Physical Description:
- XVII, 311 pages 49 illustrations, 43 illustrations in color : online resource
- Additional Creators:
- Kumar, Sunil, Chandra, Niharika, Singh, Leena, Hashmi, Muhammad Zaffar, Varma, Ajit, and SpringerLink (Online service)
- Chapter 1 - An Introduction to Microbial Biofilm -- Chapter 2 - Biofilms: The Good and the Bad -- Chapter 3 - Biofilms in Human Health -- Chapter 4 - The Role of Biofilms in Originating, Mediating, and Proliferating Infectious Diseases -- Chapter 5 - Modern Methods in Microscopy for the Assessment of Biofilms -- Chapter 6 - Molecular Methods for the Assessment of Microbial Biofilms -- Chapter 7 - Biofilm Mediated Dental Diseases -- Chapter 8 - Biofilm Mediated Diseases of the Eye -- Chapter 9 - Biofilm mediated Diseases of the Ear, Nose, and Throat -- Chapter 10 - Biofilm mediated Diseases of Heart and Lungs -- Chapter 11 - Role of Biofilms in Medical Devices and Implants -- Chapter 12 - Biofilm Mediated Gastrointestinal Diseases -- Chapter 13 - Biofilm Mediated Urinary Tract Infections -- Chapter 14 - Biofilm Mediated Skin Infections -- Chapter 15 - Approaches Towards Microbial Biofilm Disruption by Natural Bioactive Agents -- Chapter 16 - Probiotics and Biofilm -- Chapter 17 - Probiotics to Counteract Biofilm-Associated Infections -- Chapter 18 - Biofilms and Antimicrobial Resistance -- Chapter 19 - Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease by Probiotics Biofilm.
- This book highlights treatment strategies for bacterial biofilms in connection with a variety of human diseases. In particular, it reviews bacterial biofilm formation and its mechanism. Topics covered include biofilms in human health, the role of biofilms in mediating human diseases, and methods for testing bacterial biofilms. Further sections concentrate on biofilm-mediated diseases in different parts of the human gastrointestinal tract, while therapeutic strategies for biofilm control and natural agents that disrupt bacterial biofilms are also covered. Readers will also find the latest advances in probiotics and biofilms, as well as the use of probiotics to counteract biofilm-associated infections. Biofilms and antimicrobial resistance are discussed. Subsequent chapters address the management of inflammatory bowel disease via probiotics biofilms, as well as the role of probiotics bacteria in the treatment of human diseases associated with bacterial biofilms. The book is chiefly intended for clinicians/scientists in the fields of medical microbiology, applied microbiology, biochemistry, and biotechnology.
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