Investigation of surface changes in different types of ventilation tubes using scanning electron microscopy and correlation of findings with clinical follow-up


Tatar E., Unal F., Tatar I., Celik H., Gursel B.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, vol.70, no.3, pp.411-417, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 70 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2005.07.005
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.411-417

Abstract

Objectives: Like all biomaterials, ventilation tubes are subject to formation of bacterial biofilm on their surfaces. There might also be surface changes. This increases the risk of complications associated with ventilation tubes. In this study, we examined two groups of ventilation tubes using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to investigate biofilm growth and surface deformations.