Biofilms and their impact treating cystic fibrosis children for pneumonia

Original broadcast date: April 26, 2009

Several shows back on Sunday House Call we talked about biofilms with Darla Geores, Research engineer with the Center for Biofilm Engineering and Assistant Research Professor, Chemical & Biological Engineering at Montana State University, who is conducting research sponsored by the EPA to develop a protocol to assess the efficacy of disinfectants. In that vein, researchers at National Jewish Health have looked at biofilms that contain the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a microbe that causes infections in children with cystic fibrosis and burn victims, and contact lens wearers. A study published in the April 2009 issue of The Journal of Medical Microbiology has shed some light on the pathophysiology of these infections and potential mechanisms on how to combat and treat them.

  • Dr. Jerry Nick, M.D., Director, Adult CF Program and Associate Professor at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center and Associate Professor, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

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