A simpler, more natural choice is a whole-fruit cranberry supplement; these supplements act in the same way as FimH inhibitors, preventing bacterial adhesion
in the urinary tract.
Even though the process of initial adhesion of bacteria to the CL surface has been extensively examined in terms of the physical and chemical properties of both the bacterial cell and the CL surface, a molecular level understanding of the initial bacterial adhesion
process has not been clearly understood (33), (38), (40).
Role of cranberry on bacterial adhesion
forces and implications for Escherichia colt-uroepithelial cell attachment.
Katsikogianni M, Missirlis, YF, "Concise Review of Mechanisms of Bacterial Adhesion
to Biomaterials and of Techniques Used in Estimating Bacteria-Material Interactions.
In addition, the restorative holds its shape to create beautifully shaped, natural-looking restorations; it has good polishability, an exceptional low water uptake substantially decreased exogenic staining and exhibits a lower bacterial adhesion
rate compared to many leading composites tested.
Because this bacterium grows easily at acidic pH (4), a classic condition in the CF airway surface liquid, acidity might contribute to bacterial adhesion
and colonization (10).
In addition, the fact that cranberry NDM acts by preventing bacterial adhesion
rather than by inhibiting growth may be an advantage in that it reduces the development of resistant bacteria.
Effects of substratum topography on bacterial adhesion
Nevertheless, the theoretical reduction in bacterial adhesion
conferred by the hydrophilic PVP surface and the ability to choose which antibiotic the device is immersed intra-operatively gives the implanting surgeon distinct advantages with this new product.
The company claims that "In laboratory test tubes, compounds in purple grape juice were as effective as those in cranberry juice in reducing bacterial adhesion
associated with urinary tract infections.
These methods should be able to bacterial adhesion
, proliferation and be able to quantify bacteriostatic or bactericidal properties of the material's surface.
In one new approach to the problem of bacterial adhesion
, Mark Schoenfisch of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill used nitric oxide gas (SN: 9/15/01, p.
Thus, we hypothesized that polymeric nitric oxide release might represent a new approach for reducing bacterial adhesion
and possibly the incidence or severity of infection.
The researchers identified a specific compound within the extract responsible for inhibiting bacterial adhesion
They evaluated the effects of a chitosan on bacterial adhesion
and growth on chitosan-treated pellicles.