Efficacy of silver-coating central venous catheters in reducing bacterial colonization.

@article{Bach1999EfficacyOS,
  title={Efficacy of silver-coating central venous catheters in reducing bacterial colonization.},
  author={Alfons Bach and Holger Eberhardt and Andreas Frick and Henrik Schmidt and Bernd W. B{\"o}ttiger and Eike Martin},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={515-21}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare silver-coated and uncoated central venous catheters regarding bacterial colonization. To assess the relative contribution of catheter hub and skin colonization to catheter tip colonization. DESIGN Prospective, randomized clinical trial. SETTING Intensive care unit in a university hospital. PATIENTS Patients after cardiac surgery who required a central venous double-lumen catheter (DLC). INTERVENTIONS Sixty-seven adult patients were prospectively randomized to… CONTINUE READING

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