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Morphological aspects of surgical meshes as a risk factor for bacterial colonization.

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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 ...

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10.1002/bjs.6154

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Surgical Sciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
The British journal of surgery
Volume:
95
Issue:
8
Pages:
1051-1059
Publication date:
2008-08-05
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EISSN:
1365-2168
ISSN:
0007-1323
URN:
uuid:02a19dff-295c-4e71-934d-6c91ca1ab254
Source identifiers:
190838
Local pid:
pubs:190838

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