About the book
P. aeruginosa is an opportunistic Gram-negative bacterium that easily thrive and survive in various biotic and abiotic environment. Colonization and establishment of this bacterium species as biofilms especially in hospitals and other communal environment leads to contamination of water and food and lead cause of healthcare-associated or nosocomial infections. This bacterial species is also most common pathogen in patients with Cystic fibrosis, Urinary Tract Infection, wounds associated infection. Its antibiotic resistance ability is one of the greatest public health challenges of our time and a major cause of mortality and morbidity.
Understanding the mechanism by which P. aeruginosa establish as biofilms, evades antibacterial agents and triggers life-threatening infections in humans is very important. Research on P. aeruginosa has been under limelight for many decades as evidenced by the hundreds of journals, conferences and projects that have been cultivated in this field. Published research papers, conferences and opinions from expert’s scientist, clinicians and healthcare workers in the recent years have undoubtedly enhanced the scientific basis for P. aeruginosa associated infections and treatments.
This book covers a vast expanse of subjects relevant to P. aeruginosa and intends to provide readers with a clear and comprehensive overview of recent advances in this field and development of novel strategies to treat P. aeruginosa associated infections.