Pseudomonal biofilm topographic distribution on tympanostomy tubes: An in vitro model

Sharon Ovnat Tamir, Tal Marom, Batya Zaks, Doron Steinberg

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Abstract

In vitro growth of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm on tympanostomy tubes showed that in Armstrong T-tubes, biofilm colonies were mainly located in the perpendicular junction between the body and the flanges, but in Paparella-type tube, they concentrated on the round rims. These "weakness" zones can be the future target areas for geometry changes, and can be specifically coated with antibiofilm materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1357-1360
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume35
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 28 Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Biofilm
  • Otitis media
  • Otorrhea
  • Tympanostomy tube

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