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Understanding the role of biofilm in vascular access
Biofilms, or colonies of bacteria growing on surfaces inside and outside of the body, have been around for billions of years and are everywhere.
Within twelve minutes of bacterial colonization, biofilm is produced. Within 24 hours, the interior of a central venous access device can be covered with biofilm. Biofilms are responsible for 80% of central line infections 
The dissemination of biofilm bacteria, particularly in clump formation, can also cause metastasizing infections including encephalitis, endocarditis, abscesses, etc.
Lots of germs, few are drug resistant.
Antibiotics kill bacteria causing the illness as well as good bacteria protecting the body from infection.
The drug-resistant bacteria are now allowed to grow and take over.
Some bacteria give drug-resistance to other bacteria causing more problems