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The functional resistance of bacterial biofilms

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There is intellectual coherence when a physician must tell patients that the bacteria causing their infection have tested resistant to the empiric antibiotic therapy, and that an alternative drug must be used. In this chapter, we will concern ourselves with the growing number of bacterial infections in which antibiograms of the causative organism show sensitivity to standard antibiotics in readily attainable concentrations, but the infection fails to be cleared. This discrepancy is troubling and frustrating for patients, physicians, and diagnostic laboratories alike, but it can now be resolved by concepts that have become widely accepted in microbial ecology

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Fux, Christopher A., Stoodley, Paul, Shirtliff, Mark and Costerton, J. William (2009) The functional resistance of bacterial biofilms In, Antimicrobial Drug Resistance. Totowa, USA, Humana pp. 121-131. (Infectious Disease, Mayers, D.L. (ed.) Antimicrobial Drug Resistance, 2). (doi:10.1007/978-1-59745-180-2_11).

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Published date: 2009
Additional Information: The National Centre for Advanced Tribology at Southampton (nCATS)

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Local EPrints ID: 71671
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/71671
ISBN: 9781603275927
PURE UUID: af612a7f-4c75-4045-8b97-6b2a551ce41d

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Date deposited: 21 Dec 2009
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:59

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Author: Christopher A. Fux
Author: Paul Stoodley
Author: Mark Shirtliff
Author: J. William Costerton

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