Combating Biofilms in the Chronic Wound

Combating Biofilms in the Chronic Wound

ABPM Diplomate, Dr. James McGuire, co-authored an article with Dr. Jeffrey D’Alessandro entitled “Combating Biofilms in the Chronic Wound″ and was featured in the August 2016 issue of Podiatry Today.

A biofilm is a complex polymicrobal community of bacteria and fungi that develops on foreign materials, necrotic debris, exposed bone, and within the bed of chronic wounds. When James and colleagues examined the biopsies of 50 chronic wound beds, 60 percent contained a biofilm. Given the complexity of biofilm in lower extremity wounds, these authors offer a closer look on how biofilm develops, keys to eradicating biofilm and emerging modalities that may have an impact in the future. Read full article here

James McGuire, DPM has been board certified with the ABPM since 1993.

Source: Podiatry Today Magazine, August 2016