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Summer Focus on the Physical Sciences and Quantitative Research: Protocol for Biofilm Evaluation on Explanted Orthopedic Hardware

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Title:
Summer Focus on the Physical Sciences and Quantitative Research: Protocol for Biofilm Evaluation on Explanted Orthopedic Hardware
Series Title:
Journal of Undergraduate Research
Creator:
Della Porta, A.
Yang, Q.P.
Flores, M.
Cowan, L.
Wright, T.
King, J.
Schultz, G.
Gibson, D.
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Gainesville, Fla.
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University of Florida
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English

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Of all hospital acquired infections, approximately twenty percent are surgical site infections (SSIs), due to the use of metal implants. SSIs are common to the orthopedic specialty and are often associated with implanted hardware causing severe negative outcomes for both acute and long-term recovery. Complications include chronic/persistent infection and pain. A major factor that is thought to increase the risk of developing a SSI is the formation of bacterial biofilm in the wound. Biofilms are communities of bacteria that behave differently than single, individual (planktonic) bacteria. The study of biofilms is an emerging and diverse area of microbiology spanning both basic and applied sciences. Biofilms are especially difficult to treat, due to their nonresponse to antibiotics, and understanding biofilms role in SSIs is essential. Determining the degree to which biofilms cause SSIs will change advance both medicine and public health allowing health care providers to make better decisions regarding standard of care and ensuring better outcomes.

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