antibiotic bonding

antibiotic bonding

A technique that pre-treats plastics used for indwelling devices (e.g., intravascular catheters) in order to prevent being coated by bacterial glycocalyx, which counteracts host opsonisation and renders systemic antibiotics ineffective.

antibiotic bonding

 A technique that pretreats plastics used for indwelling devices–eg, intravascular catheters, in order to prevent their being coated by bacterial glycocalyx, which counteracts host opsonization, and renders systemic antibiotics ineffective

an·ti·bi·ot·ic bond·ing

(an'tē-bī-ot'ik bond'ing)
Coating of an indwelling tube or catheter with a complex of surfactant and antibiotic to reduce the risk of infection.
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Jebson, "Reduced Intravascular Catheter Infection by Antibiotic Bonding.