Interactions of neutrophils with silver-coated vascular polyester grafts

  title={Interactions of neutrophils with silver-coated vascular polyester grafts},
  author={Joerg Tautenhahn and Frank Meyer and Thomas B{\"u}rger and Uwe Schmidt and Hans Lippert and W. K{\"o}nig and Brigitte Koenig},
  journal={Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery},
In reconstructive vascular surgery, infection is one of the most feared complications because of the high mortality. While the antimicrobial effect of a silver-coated endoprosthesis has been proven in experimental trials, there are no reports on its interactions with granulocytes, the first effector cells in general inflammation and in infection. Therefore, we investigated whether silver coating of vascular polyester grafts affects receptor expression, mediator release, and functions of human… CONTINUE READING
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