Detection of DNA of bacterial biofilm in surgical sutures using polymerase chain reaction

Bujung Hong, Andreas Winkel, Philipp Ertl, Ralf-Peter Vonberg, Joachim K. Krauss & Meike Stiesch
Objective: The development of infection in surgical wounds is a serious complication in neurosurgery as impairment of wound healing may be associated with chronic morbidity. Suture materials may be source of infection by enabling the formation of bacterial biofilm. This study aimed to identify specifically[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]