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Biofilm delays wound healing: A review of the evidence

Overview of attention for article published in Burns & Trauma, January 2013
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Biofilm delays wound healing: A review of the evidence
Published in
Burns & Trauma, January 2013
DOI 10.4103/2321-3868.113329
Pubmed ID

DanielG Metcalf, PhilipG Bowler


Biofilm is the predominant mode of life for bacteria and today it is implicated in numerous human diseases. A growing body of scientific and clinical evidence now exists regarding the presence of biofilm in wounds. This review summarizes the clinical experiences and in vivo evidence that implicate biofilm in delayed wound healing. The various mechanisms by which biofilm may impede healing are highlighted, including impaired epithelialization and granulation tissue formation, and reduced susceptibilities to antimicrobial agents and host defenses. Strategies to manage biofilm and encourage progression to wound healing are discussed; these include debridement and appropriate antimicrobial therapies which may be improved upon in the future with the emergence of anti-biofilm technologies.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 229 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 40 17%
Student > Master 36 16%
Student > Bachelor 33 14%
Researcher 26 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 13 6%
Other 35 15%
Unknown 48 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 41 18%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 28 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 22 10%
Immunology and Microbiology 17 7%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 17 7%
Other 50 22%
Unknown 56 24%

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