Hydrophilic surface coatings with embedded biocidal silver nanoparticles and sodium heparin for central venous catheters.

@article{Stevens2011HydrophilicSC,
  title={Hydrophilic surface coatings with embedded biocidal silver nanoparticles and sodium heparin for central venous catheters.},
  author={Kris N. J. Stevens and Sander Croes and Rinske S Boersma and Ellen E. Stobberingh and Cees van der Marel and Frederik H. van der Veen and Menno L. W. Knetsch and L H Leo H Koole},
  journal={Biomaterials},
  year={2011},
  volume={32 5},
  pages={1264-9}
}
Central venous catheters (CVCs) have become indispensable in the treatment of neonates and patients undergoing chemotherapy or hemodialysis. A CVC provides easy access to the patient's circulation, thus enabling facile monitoring of hemodynamic parameters, nutritional support, or administration of (cytostatic) medication. However, complications with CVCs, such as bacterial bloodstream infection or thromboembolism, are common. Bloodstream infections, predominantly caused by Staphylococcus aureus… CONTINUE READING
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