May 8, 2010

The role of surfaces in catheter-associated infections

Chemical Society Reviews
Sacha NoimarkIvan P Parkin

Abstract

In this critical review the biocidal efficacies of a variety of antimicrobial coatings currently in use for catheter surfaces are discussed to formulate the best strategy for decreasing the risk of catheter-associated infections. The development of new coatings containing antimicrobial chemicals and light-activated antimicrobial agents, and their applicability for use in catheters are summarised (132 references).

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Antibiotics
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