A review of the recent advances in antimicrobial coatings for urinary catheters.

Abstract

More than 75% of hospital-acquired or nosocomial urinary tract infections are initiated by urinary catheters, which are used during the treatment of 15-25% of hospitalized patients. Among other purposes, urinary catheters are primarily used for draining urine after surgeries and for urinary incontinence. During catheter-associated urinary tract infections… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2016.11.070

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@article{Singha2017ARO, title={A review of the recent advances in antimicrobial coatings for urinary catheters.}, author={Priyadarshini Singha and Jason Locklin and Hitesh Handa}, journal={Acta biomaterialia}, year={2017}, volume={50}, pages={20-40} }