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Study Results from Old Dominion University Provide New Insights into Bacterial Infections (Atmospheric pressure plasmas: Infection control and...

August 20, 2014

Study Results from Old Dominion University Provide New Insights into Bacterial Infections (Atmospheric pressure plasmas: Infection control and bacterial responses)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Current study results on Bacterial Infections have been published. According to news reporting from Norfolk, Virginia, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Cold atmospheric pressure plasma (APP) is a recent, cutting-edge antimicrobial treatment. It has the potential to be used as an alternative to traditional treatments such as antibiotics and as a promoter of wound healing, making it a promising tool in a range of biomedical applications with particular importance for combating infections."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Old Dominion University, "A number of studies show very promising results for APP-mediated killing of bacteria, including removal of biofilms of pathogenic bacteria such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa. However, the mode of action of APP and the resulting bacterial response are not fully understood. Use of a variety of different plasma-generating devices, different types of plasma gases and different treatment modes makes it challenging to show reproducibility and transferability of results. This review considers some important studies in which APP was used as an antibacterial agent, and specifically those that elucidate its mode of action, with the aim of identifying common bacterial responses to APP exposure."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The review has a particular emphasis on mechanisms of interactions of bacterial biofilms with APP."

For more information on this research see: Atmospheric pressure plasmas: Infection control and bacterial responses. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 2014;43(6):508-517. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier -; International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A. Mai-Prochnow, Old Dominion University, Frank Reidy Res Center Bioelect, Norfolk, VA 23529, United States. Additional authors for this research include A.B. Murphy, K.M. McLean, M.G. Kong and K. Ostrikov (see also Bacterial Infections).

Keywords for this news article include: Norfolk, Virginia, United States, North and Central America, Bacterial Infections and Mycoses

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