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Antibiotics 2014, 3(3), 378-397; doi:10.3390/antibiotics3030378

Foreign Body Infection Models to Study Host-Pathogen Response and Antimicrobial Tolerance of Bacterial Biofilm

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Infection Biology, Department of Biomedicine, University and University Hospital Basel, Hebelstrasse 20, 4031 Basel, Switzerland
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Vice Dean Medical Faculty University Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 61, 4056 Basel, Switzerland
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Received: 2 April 2014 / Revised: 1 July 2014 / Accepted: 6 August 2014 / Published: 21 August 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biofilm Infection)
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Abstract

The number of implanted medical devices is steadily increasing and has become an effective intervention improving life quality, but still carries the risk of infection. These infections are mainly caused by biofilm-forming staphylococci that are difficult to treat due to the decreased susceptibility to both antibiotics and host defense mechanisms. To understand the particular pathogenesis and treatment tolerance of implant-associated infection (IAI) animal models that closely resemble human disease are needed. Applications of the tissue cage and catheter abscess foreign body infection models in the mouse will be discussed herein. Both models allow the investigation of biofilm and virulence of various bacterial species and a comprehensive insight into the host response at the same time. They have also been proven to serve as very suitable tools to study the anti-adhesive and anti-infective efficacy of different biomaterial coatings. The tissue cage model can additionally be used to determine pharmacokinetics, efficacy and cytotoxicity of antimicrobial compounds as the tissue cage fluid can be aspirated repeatedly without the need to sacrifice the animal. Moreover, with the advance in innovative imaging systems in rodents, these models may offer new diagnostic measures of infection. In summary, animal foreign body infection models are important tools in the development of new antimicrobials against IAI and can help to elucidate the complex interactions between bacteria, the host immune system, and prosthetic materials. View Full-Text
Keywords: foreign body infection; mouse; staphylococcus; catheter abscess model; tissue cage model foreign body infection; mouse; staphylococcus; catheter abscess model; tissue cage model
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Nowakowska, J.; Landmann, R.; Khanna, N. Foreign Body Infection Models to Study Host-Pathogen Response and Antimicrobial Tolerance of Bacterial Biofilm. Antibiotics 2014, 3, 378-397.

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