Biofilms: possible strategies for suppression in chronic wounds
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Biofilms: possible strategies for suppression in chronic wounds

Steven L Percival Adjunct professor of microbiology, School of Medicine, University of West Virginia, Morgantown, United States
Keith F Cutting Principal lecturer, Buckinghamshire New University, Buckinghamshire

Biofilms can delay wound healing significantly. The aim of this article is to highlight strategies that could be used to treat chronic wounds containing biofilms. Antibiofilm agents, their modes of action and efficacy in suppressing biofilms are discussed.

Nursing Standard. 23, 32, 64-72. doi: 10.7748/ns2009.


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