The New York Time – May 25, 2011
Have you wondered recently why that additional antibiotic that you just started is not working as well as it used to. We all have heard about antibiotic resistance, however new research out of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia indicates that those pesky bacteria may have another way to defeat the antibiotic you just started. It is called BIOFILMS and bacteria have been doing this for eons. In fact anyone who has left a boat in the lake too long and noted the slimy coating on the haul when you pull it out knows just how hardy these bacteria can be. What if these are in your sinuses?
From the research…”The investigators speculate that in some individuals, biofilms — particularly those containing the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa or Staphylococcus aureus — can spur the immune system to mount an overexuberant inflammatory response that leads to sinusitis symptoms. Because the biofilm structure makes it hard for antibiotics to kill the bacteria, surgery to remove inflamed sinus tissue may ultimately be the best way to deal with the problem.”
Indiana Sinus Centers understands how these biofilms impact inflammation and how they keep you from feeling well. We offer the latest advancements in minimally invasive sinus procedures utilizing a patented irrigation system to remove these films when integrated with balloon sinuplasty. Your best chance to feel well, to speed your recovery and offer you the greatest chance of success is through the use of this system.