Bacterial Biofilm Infections: Personalizing Patient Treatment

Bacterial Biofilm Infections

Bacterial biofilms, surface adherent communities of bacteria that are encased in a secreted extracellular matrix of polymeric molecules, can cause diverse pathologies ranging from food poisoning and catheter infections to gum disease and the rejection of medical implants. Though the economic impact of biofilms is in the tens of billions of dollars per year, there is currently a paucity of means for preventing their formation or treating them once they are established. Compared to the free-floating “planktonic” lifestyle, within biofilms bacteria adopt differential gene expression profiles, have heightened resistance to antibiotics (up to 1,000-fold), and are less detectable/ accessible to the immune system. The current approach for treating biofilm infections is far from optimal: antibiotics are administered in a trial-and-error manner.

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Morgellons Treatment, How to Interview Doctors

morgellons treatment

This is the story of how I learned how to interview doctors for Morgellons treatment. Two questions I get often as a Morgellons patient is where do I live and what is my doctor’s name. The truth is my doctor is limited to what he can accomplish for Morgellons because of a lack of necessary and modern tools to combat the horrid disease. What he does do however is not refer me to a psychiatrist and actually, pays attention to the peer-reviewed literature.

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