Resistance of catheters coated with a modified hydrogel to encrustation during an in vitro test

Mid-shaft specimens were cut from latex catheters coated with a modified hydrogel, latex catheters coated with silicone elastomer, and 100% silicone catheters. These specimens were subjected to controlled in vitro encrustation conditions. During a test period of 11 weeks, there was no significant difference in the quantities of encrusting deposits formed on… CONTINUE READING