A novel antimicrobial central venous catheter impregnated with benzalkonium chloride.

@article{Tebbs1993ANA,
  title={A novel antimicrobial central venous catheter impregnated with benzalkonium chloride.},
  author={Susan Tebbs and Tom S. J. Elliott},
  journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  year={1993},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={261-71}
}
Catheter-related sepsis is a common complication associated with the use of central venous catheters (CVC). In an attempt to overcome this problem benzalkonium chloride was incorporated into a CVC polymer. The effect of the presence of benzalkonium chloride on microbial colonization of the CVC was then assessed in vitro. MICs and MBCs of benzalkonium chloride for a range of organisms were performed and good activity against Gram-positive organisms was confirmed. In order to assess the… CONTINUE READING

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