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The role of surfaces in catheter-associated infections

Noimark, S; Dunnill, CW; Wilson, M; Parkin, IP; (2009) The role of surfaces in catheter-associated infections. CHEM SOC REV , 38 (12) 3435 - 3448. 10.1039/b908260c.

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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).

Type:Article
Title:The role of surfaces in catheter-associated infections
DOI:10.1039/b908260c
Keywords:CENTRAL VENOUS CATHETERS, URINARY-TRACT-INFECTIONS, RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS-AUREUS, BLOOD-STREAM INFECTION, ANTIMICROBIAL PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY, ANTISEPTIC-IMPREGNATED CATHETER, VENTILATOR-ASSOCIATED PNEUMONIA, HOSPITAL-ACQUIRED INFECTION, RANDOMIZED CLINICAL-TRIAL, PHOTOCATALYST THIN-FILMS
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Eastman Dental Institute > Microbial Diseases
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Chemistry

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