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What are the advantages of living in a community? A microbial biofilm perspective!

Overview of attention for article published in Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, July 2018
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Title
What are the advantages of living in a community? A microbial biofilm perspective!
Published in
Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, July 2018
DOI 10.1590/0074-02760180212
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Authors

André Luis Souza dos Santos, Anna Clara Milesi Galdino, Thaís Pereira de Mello, Lívia de Souza Ramos, Marta Helena Branquinha, Ana Maria Bolognese, José Columbano Neto, Maryam Roudbary

Abstract

Biofilm formation is the preferred mode of growth lifestyle for many microorganisms, including bacterial and fungal human pathogens. Biofilm is a strong and dynamic structure that confers a broad range of advantages to its members, such as adhesion/cohesion capabilities, mechanical properties, nutritional sources, metabolite exchange platform, cellular communication, protection and resistance to drugs (e.g., antimicrobials, antiseptics, and disinfectants), environmental stresses (e.g., dehydration and ultraviolet light), host immune attacks (e.g., antibodies, complement system, antimicrobial peptides, and phagocytes), and shear forces. Microbial biofilms cause problems in the hospital environment, generating high healthcare costs and prolonged patient stay, which can result in further secondary microbial infections and various health complications. Consequently, both public and private investments must be made to ensure better patient management, as well as to find novel therapeutic strategies to circumvent the resistance and resilience profiles arising from biofilm-associated microbial infections. In this work, we present a general overview of microbial biofilm formation and its relevance within the biomedical context.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 211 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 51 24%
Student > Master 36 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 12%
Researcher 17 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 5%
Other 14 7%
Unknown 58 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 37 18%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 26 12%
Immunology and Microbiology 22 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 15 7%
Engineering 11 5%
Other 32 15%
Unknown 68 32%

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 08 August 2018.
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#7,513,328
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Outputs from Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
#558
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#131,908
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