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Analysis of biofilm production by clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa from patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia.

Overview of attention for article published in Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva, September 2017
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Title
Analysis of biofilm production by clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa from patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia.
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Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva, September 2017
DOI 10.5935/0103-507x.20170039
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Lima, Jailton Lobo da Costa, Alves, Lilian Rodrigues, Paz, Jussyêgles Niedja Pereira da, Rabelo, Marcelle Aquino, Maciel, Maria Amélia Vieira, Morais, Marcia Maria Camargo de

Abstract

To phenotypically evaluate biofilm production by Pseudomonas aeruginosa clinically isolated from patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia. Twenty clinical isolates of P. aeruginosa were analyzed, 19 of which were from clinical samples of tracheal aspirate, and one was from a bronchoalveolar lavage sample. The evaluation of the capacity of P. aeruginosa to produce biofilm was verified using two techniques, one qualitative and the other quantitative. The qualitative technique showed that only 15% of the isolates were considered biofilm producers, while the quantitative technique showed that 75% of the isolates were biofilm producers. The biofilm isolates presented the following susceptibility profile: 53.3% were multidrug-resistant, and 46.7% were multidrug-sensitive. The quantitative technique was more effective than the qualitative technique for the detection of biofilm production. For the bacterial population analyzed, biofilm production was independent of the susceptibility profile of the bacteria, demonstrating that the therapeutic failure could be related to biofilm production, as it prevented the destruction of the bacteria present in this structure, causing complications of pneumonia associated with mechanical ventilation, including extrapulmonary infections, and making it difficult to treat the infection.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 83 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 17 20%
Student > Master 12 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 8%
Researcher 6 7%
Lecturer 2 2%
Other 7 8%
Unknown 32 39%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Immunology and Microbiology 14 17%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 14 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 5%
Engineering 3 4%
Other 9 11%
Unknown 34 41%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 September 2017.
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#7,013,908
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Outputs from Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
#60
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#138,062
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