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2022 Mar 14


Are late hernia mesh complications linked to Staphylococci biofilms?


Patiniott P, Jacombs A, Kaul L, Hu H, Warner M, Klosterhalfen B, Karatassas A, Maddern G, Richter K
Hernia. 2022 Mar 14.
PMID: 35286510.


The purpose of this study was to investigate the link between bacterial biofilms and negative outcomes of hernia repair surgery. As biofilms are known to play a role in mesh-related infections, we investigated the presence of biofilms on hernia meshes, which had to be explanted due to mesh failure without showing signs of bacterial infection.