Table of Contents

Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; List of Contributors; CHAPTER ONE Biofilm-Dependent Regulation of Gene Expression; CHAPTER TWO Quorum Sensing and Microbial Biofilms; CHAPTER THREE Antimicrobial Agents and Biofilms; CHAPTER FOUR Animal Models of Orthopaedic Implant Infection; CHAPTER FIVE Intravascular-Catheter-Related Infections; CHAPTER SIX Molecular Basis of Biofilm Formation by Staphylococcus epidermidis; CHAPTER SEVEN Biofilm Complications of Urinary Tract Devices; CHAPTER EIGHT Novel Microscopic Methods to Study the Structure and Metabolism of Oral Biofilms. As biofilms exhibit increased tolerance towards anti-microbial agents and decreased susceptibility to host defense systems, biofilm-associated diseases have become difficult to treat. New techniques have revolutionized our understanding of biofilms, resulting in advances in the prevention and treatment of biofilm-related diseases. This book presents these advances to clinicians and medical researchers.