Penile implant infection prevention part II: device coatings have changed the game

@article{Mulcahy2020PenileII,
  title={Penile implant infection prevention part II: device coatings have changed the game},
  author={J. Mulcahy and T. K{\"o}hler and Lexiaochuan Wen and S. Wilson},
  journal={International Journal of Impotence Research},
  year={2020},
  pages={1 - 7}
}
  • J. Mulcahy, T. Köhler, +1 author S. Wilson
  • Published 2020
  • Medicine
  • International Journal of Impotence Research
  • The single most important factor in the reduction of penile implant infections has been the infection retardant coatings. Virtually every inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) sold for the last 15 years in America has been coated and the device infection rate has dropped over 50% to less than 1% in experienced implanter practices. The vast majority of penile implants are contaminated with bacteria at time of surgery and the bacteria live within the implant spaces in a quiescent fashion protected… CONTINUE READING

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