M J Sarrasin

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Catheter associated bacteriuria is a common infection in hospitals and nursing homes. An infection inhibiting catheter material for fabricating urinary catheters is being developed. The material consists of silicone rubber elastomer compounded with chlorhexidene gluconate (CHG) matrix. The antibiotic is released in sustained fashion over at least 4 weeks. A(More)
A new finger joint prosthesis is being developed for the proximal and distal interphalangeal positions. Currently available "joint spacer" prostheses provide relief from pain and cosmetic improvement, but relatively poor long-term function. The new prosthesis employs a mechanical hinge at the joint. It is fabricated from titanium alloy (6A14V). The hinge(More)
The artificial urethral sphincter (AUS) has been in clinical use for more than 20 years. Currently available AUS devices, however, are difficult to use and not entirely reliable. A magnetically operated AUS is currently under the development. Although the skin between the magnets will be compressed all day long, little information exists on the effects of(More)
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