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Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 Jul;137(1):21-6.

The impact of a cation channel blocker (furosemide) on Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 biofilm architecture.

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Department of Otolaryngology Head-Neck Surgery, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-9200, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To determine if furosemide could have a role in inhibition of biofilm formation.

STUDY DESIGN:

A prospective study of 72-hour biofilms grown in the Calgary Biofilm Device (CBD) treated with furosemide and controls.

METHODS:

Bacteria were treated with furosemide and controls to determine its antiplanktonic properties. PA01 biofilms were treated with serial 2-fold dilutions of furosemide and controls over a 48-hour period at pH concentrations of 7.0, 8.0, and 9.0.

RESULTS:

Furosemide had no effect on planktonic PA01. It had minimal effect at pH below 8.0. A pH of 8.0 and 9.0 reduced biofilms 25%. Furosemide 10 mg/mL reduced biofilms 50% at pH 8.0 and 9.0. It inhibited biofilms to < 30% at concentrations of 0.6 to 0.16 mg/mL at pH 8.0 and < 10% at concentrations of 1.25 to 0.3 mg/mL at pH 9.0.

CONCLUSION:

Furosemide was found to be nonantiplanktonic, but does appear to destabilize preformed PA01 biofilms at pH-dependent concentrations.

PMID:
17599559
DOI:
10.1016/j.otohns.2007.02.022
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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