Chronic wounds and the medical biofilm paradigm

J Wound Care. 2010 Feb;19(2):45-6, 48-50, 52-3. doi: 10.12968/jowc.2010.19.2.46966.

Abstract

There is a growing recognition that biofilms are the principal cause of wound chronicity. The development of treatments for wound biofilms raises the prospect that chronic wounds can be treated, potentially saving many patients' lives.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Biofilms*
  • Chronic Disease
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Ulcer / diagnosis
  • Ulcer / microbiology*
  • Ulcer / therapy
  • Varicose Ulcer / diagnosis
  • Varicose Ulcer / microbiology
  • Varicose Ulcer / therapy
  • Wound Infection / diagnosis
  • Wound Infection / microbiology*
  • Wound Infection / therapy

Substances

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents