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Dealing With the Mushroom Cloud

Promoting Attachment is Good for Fighting Biofilm Infections

By Anette Breindl

Friday, December 10, 2010
Not just curmudgeons will admit that people can exit the hospital with bigger problems than they came in with. One example is hospital-acquired infections, which can form so-called biofilms, often on medical devices such as catheters. New research shows how bacteria can break out of such biofilms to seed new films or become a source of recurrent infections.

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