BACKGROUND: Prosthetic meshes are increasingly popular in abdominal wall reconstructive surgery owing to a reduction in hernia recurrence rate. Individual meshes have been evaluated with respect to the formation of infectious biofilms, but no comprehensive comparison yet exists. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of the material and morphology of surgical meshes on biofilm growth. METHODS: Biofilms of a coagulase-negative staphylococcus, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli ...Expand abstract
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Morphological aspects of surgical meshes as a risk factor for bacterial colonization.
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