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  • catheters
  • P. aeruginosa biofilms are also common on medical devices, such as contact lenses and catheters ( 20 ). (asm.org)
  • Fungal biofilms should be considered as a cause for treatment failure and fungal persistence, especially when artificial prostheses or indwelling catheters are present. (cdc.gov)
  • Biofilms also can produce chronic infections when they form on the surfaces of medical appliances such as catheters and prostheses ( 2 , 3 ). (cdc.gov)
  • opportunistic
  • P. aeruginosa is an opportunistic human pathogen which causes infection in burn wounds and in the lungs of patients suffering from the genetic disease called cystic fibrosis (CF). The ability to form biofilms is critical for its survival in the CF lung environment and enhances its resistance to antimicrobial treatment and host defense mechanisms ( 9 ). (asm.org)
  • colonize
  • In order to identify the kinds of organisms that colonize shower curtain biofilms, we undertook a molecular survey of several such communities. (asm.org)
  • nutrients
  • The physical conditions vary from one dental office to another, but for one particular dental office's waterline, their chemicals, water supply, nutrients, and organisms tend to stay constant most of the time. (kenyon.edu)
  • microbiome
  • Currently, a freshwater strain of the brown macroalga Ectocarpus subulatus is being developed as a model organism for brown macroalgal physiology and algal microbiome studies. (frontiersin.org)
  • antimicrobial
  • Although less well studied, medically important fungal biofilms also exist and have similar properties of antimicrobial resistance and attachment to indwelling medical appliances ( 3 - 5 ). (cdc.gov)
  • composition
  • This study aimed to investigate in vitro the ability of probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (L.GG) to integrate in oral biofilm and affect its species composition. (beds.ac.uk)
  • form
  • Then there are cyanide-producing organisms that could be used to bring gold into solution, and there are these organisms that precipitate and form pure gold grains. (iom3.org)
  • Mutants producing only alginate, i.e., mutants deficient in both Psl and Pel production, lost their ability to form biofilms. (asm.org)
  • patient's
  • We describe a case of recurrent coccidioidal meningitis in which a fungal biofilm on the tip of ventriculo-peritoneal shunt tubing was likely responsible for a 4-year persistence of Coccidioides immitis, despite the patient's taking an adequate dosage of fluconazole. (cdc.gov)
  • grown
  • Biofilms were grown on saliva-coated hydroxyapatite (HA) discs at 37 °C in anaerobic conditions for 64.5 h. (beds.ac.uk)
  • live
  • However, by using disinfectants, organisms that live in this niche may be effected (killed, numbers reduced, etc) . (kenyon.edu)
  • ability
  • L.GG, C. albicans, S. mutans and F. nucleatum , with poor ability to grow in mono-species biofilms demonstrated better abilities of adhesion and reproduction in dual- and/or multi-species biofilms. (beds.ac.uk)
  • study
  • 90% of both NC types ( P = 0.751), suggesting that a large percentage of organisms were not culturable using the conditions provided in this study. (asm.org)
  • common
  • One common condition that these dental units possess is that they are always in contact with water to provide a suitable condition for the organisms. (kenyon.edu)