A large randomized clinical trial of a silver-impregnated urinary catheter: lack of efficacy and staphylococcal superinfection.

@article{Riley1995ALR,
  title={A large randomized clinical trial of a silver-impregnated urinary catheter: lack of efficacy and staphylococcal superinfection.},
  author={D K Riley and David C. Classen and Laurence E. Stevens and John Burke},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={98 4},
  pages={349-56}
}
PURPOSE The antibacterial activity of silver-containing compounds has recently been employed in constructing medical devices, such as vascular and urinary catheters, that may be effective in blocking infection. The present study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of a silver oxide-coated urinary catheter. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 1,309 hospitalized patients who required placement of an indwelling urinary catheter for 24 hours or longer were randomly assigned to receive either a… CONTINUE READING
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