Thomas Serena, MD discusses the role of elevated bacterial burden on wound healing. He also reviews why clinical signs and symptoms of infection are inadequate indicators of bacterial burden. Dr Serena discusses how bacterial fluorescence imaging detects high levels of bacteria and how to incorporate it into the management of bacterial burden.
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