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Antimicrobial Pressure of Ciprofl oxacin and Gentamicin on Biofi lm Development by an Endoscope-Isolated Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic pathogenic bacterium [1] widely investigated for its high incidence and extraordinary ability to form strong biofilms in clinical equipment, medical devices, and wounds [2, 3]. This microorganism is commonly associated with nosocomial infections and is a leading cause of severe and life-threatening infections, especially in immunosuppressed hosts [4].