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The role of surfaces in catheter-associated infections

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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).

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The article was received on 29 Apr 2009 and first published on 28 Aug 2009


Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/B908260C
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2009,38, 3435-3448
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    The role of surfaces in catheter-associated infections

    S. Noimark, C. W. Dunnill, M. Wilson and I. P. Parkin, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2009, 38, 3435
    DOI: 10.1039/B908260C

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