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Special Issue "Biofilms in Wounds: New Advances in Therapy and in Healing Management"
A special issue of Biomedicines (ISSN 2227-9059).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2020.
Dr. Célia F. Rodrigues Website E-Mail
LEPABE - Laboratory for Process Engineering Environment Biotechnology and Energy, Dep. Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering -University of Porto, Portugal
Interests: biofilms; fungal and bacterial infections; resistance to antimicrobials; microfluidics; pathogens detection; alternative therapies; surface functionalization of biomaterials
Biofilm is the predominant mode of life for bacteria and yeasts and is presently implicated in numerous human diseases. In fact, the majority of non-healing wounds contain biofilms, contributing to the high global cost of chronic wounds. Non-healing wounds with biofilms have a low-grade and persistent inflammatory response, which leads to impaired epithelialization and granulation tissue formation, and reduced susceptibility to antimicrobial agents. Furthermore, a compromised host defense severely delays the healing of wounds in patients, contributing to infection.
Therefore, reducing the biofilm’s presence in wounds is, indeed, a critical element of effective wound care. Strategies to manage biofilm and encourage progression to wound healing are urgently needed.
We warmly welcome you to join us in this effort. Reviews or original research articles are most welcome. We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Célia Fortuna Rodrigues
Dr. Caitlin Light
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- antimicrobial therapy
- phage therapy
- anti-biofilm technologies
- acute and chronic wound management
- dressing technologies
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Antimicrobial Peptides against Bacterial Biofilms: Advantages and Limits
Authors: Giovanna Batoni, etc.