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A pharmaceutical approach towards the development of new strategies to fight bacterial colonization in medical devices

  • At: 2017 FIP Congress in Stockholm (Sweden)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: RIBEIRO, Isabel (Research Institute for Medicines (iMed.ULisboa), Faculty of Pharmacy, Universidade de Lisboa,, Chemical Biology and Toxicology, Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Co-author(s): Isabel Ribeiro: Research Institute for Medicines (iMed.ULisboa), Faculty of Pharmacy, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
    Cristiana Pontes: Research Institute for Medicines (iMed.ULisboa), Faculty of Pharmacy, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
    Catarina Santos: CQE, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa, Portugal;EST Setúbal, DEM, Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Setúbal, Portugal
    Maria Ribeiro: Research Institute for Medicines (iMed.ULisboa), Faculty of Pharmacy, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
    Lídia Gonçalves: Research Institute for Medicines (iMed.ULisboa), Faculty of Pharmacy, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
    Madeleine Ramstedt: Departement of Chemistry, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    João Fonseca: Biosurfit, Lisboa, Portugal
    Ana Bettencourt: Research Institute for Medicines (iMed.ULisboa), Faculty of Pharmacy, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Abstract:

    Backgrounds

    Hospital acquired infections are of major concern since they contribute to an increase in hospital staying time, mobility and mortality. Most of these infections are medical devices related where biofilm formation plays an important role. Silicone catheters usage is pointed out as a frequent leading cause of hospital acquired infection..

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Last update 4 October 2019

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