Silver catheter study: methods and results of microbiological investigations.


Within the framework of the clinical study of the Erlangen silver catheter 104 silver catheters and 105 control catheters were tested by microbiological culture. This was done by rolling the catheter on a blood agar plate, washing the lumen through with tryptic soy broth (TSB) and, after ultrasound treatment, incubating the catheter tip in TSB as an… (More)