Special Issue "Biofilms in Wounds: New Advances in Therapy and in Healing Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020) | Viewed by 23499
2. LEPABE–Laboratory for Process Engineering, Environment, Biotechnology & Energy, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
Interests: biofilms; Candida; AMR; antifungal resistance; gene regulation; mechanism of action; bacteria, polymicrobial biofilm; alternative treatment; infection
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Interests: wounds; biofilms; human-relevant; animal alternatives; polymicrobial
Biofilm is the predominant mode of life for bacteria and yeasts and is presently implicated in numerous human diseases. In fact, the majority of non-healing wounds contain biofilms, contributing to the high global cost of chronic wounds. Non-healing wounds with biofilms have a low-grade and persistent inflammatory response, which leads to impaired epithelialization and granulation tissue formation, and reduced susceptibility to antimicrobial agents. Furthermore, a compromised host defense severely delays the healing of wounds in patients, contributing to infection.
Therefore, reducing the biofilm’s presence in wounds is, indeed, a critical element of effective wound care. Strategies to manage biofilm and encourage progression to wound healing are urgently needed.
We warmly welcome you to join us in this effort. Reviews or original research articles are most welcome. We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Célia Fortuna Rodrigues
Dr. Caitlin Light
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- antimicrobial therapy
- phage therapy
- anti-biofilm technologies
- acute and chronic wound management
- dressing technologies