Water Infused Surface Protection as an Active Mechanism for Fibrin Sheath Prevention in Central Venous Catheters

@article{Sutherland2017WaterIS,
  title={Water Infused Surface Protection as an Active Mechanism for Fibrin Sheath Prevention in Central Venous Catheters},
  author={David W Sutherland and Xin Zhang and Joseph L Charest},
  journal={Artificial Organs},
  year={2017},
  volume={41},
  pages={E155–E165}
}
Protein adhesion in central venous catheters (CVCs) leads to fibrin sheath formation, the precursor to thrombotic and biofilm-related CVC failures. Advances in material properties and surface coatings do not completely prevent fibrin sheath formation and post-formation treatment options are limited and expensive. We propose water infused surface protection (WISP), an active method for prevention of fibrin sheath formation on CVCs, which creates a blood-free boundary layer on the inner surface… CONTINUE READING

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