New Molecular Strategies for Reducing Implantable Medical Devices Associated Infections.

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Alina Maria Holban, Monica Cartelle Gestal,  Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu*: New Molecular Strategies for Reducing Implantable Medical Devices Associated Infections, Current Medicinal Chemistry, accepted, 2014.

ABSTRACT

Due to the great prevalence of persistent and recurrent implanted device associated-infections novel and alternative therapeutic approaches are intensely investigated. For reducing complications and antibiotic resistance development, one major strategy is using natural or synthetic modulators for targeting microbial molecular pathways which are not related with cell multiplication and death, as Quorum Sensing, virulence and biofilm formation. The purpose of this review paper is to discuss the most recent in vitro approaches investigating the efficiency of some novel antimicrobial products and the nano-technologic progress performed in order to increase their effect and stability.

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