Bactericidal effect on Foley catheters obtained by plasma and silver nitrate treatments

Magdalena Aflori, Camelia Miron, Marius Dobromir, Mioara Drobota

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Abstract

New medical, materials, and surgical procedures keep improving current health-care practices. Many of these innovations involve polymeric devices that must meet certain clinical and cost requirements. Novel antimicrobial technologies and nanotechnologies are being implemented in more applications such as implant interphases, coatings, and others to avoid postoperatory infections. Here we present a novel approach to create antimicrobial surfaces on Foley catheters widely used in hospitals in order to avoid a variety of harms including infection, pain, and trauma. The combination of plasma and silver nitrate wet treatments demonstrates to be a fast, easy, and convenient method for obtaining colonization-resistant catheter surfaces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)655-660
Number of pages6
JournalHigh Performance Polymers
Volume27
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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