22 December 2015 Visualizing biofilm formation in endotracheal tubes using endoscopic three-dimensional optical coherence tomography
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Biofilm formation has been linked to ventilator-associated pneumonia, which is a prevalent infection in hospital intensive care units. Currently, there is no rapid diagnostic tool to assess the degree of biofilm formation or cellular biofilm composition. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a minimally invasive, nonionizing imaging modality that can be used to provide high-resolution cross-sectional images. Biofilm deposited in critical care patients’ endotracheal tubes was analyzed
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Andrew E. Heidari, Samer Moghaddam, Kimberly K. Truong, Li-Dek Chou, Carl Genberg, Matthew Brenner, Zhongping Chen, "Visualizing biofilm formation in endotracheal tubes using endoscopic three-dimensional optical coherence tomography," Journal of Biomedical Optics 20(12), 126010 (22 December 2015). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.20.12.126010 . Submission:
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