impregnated catheter


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impregnated catheter

A catheter coated with a medication to prevent complications of prolonged insertion in the body. Commonly used coatings include antibiotics and antiseptics.
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Surface characterization of Silver oxide (AgO) impregnated catheter by measurement of contact angle, indicated that the Silver oxide coating increased the hydrophobic nature of the material as seen in Table 2.
Although both theoretical reasoning and in vitro data pointed to a very low likelihood of developing antimicrobial resistance while using antimicrobial impregnated catheters, the magnitude of resistance, or in this instance lack thereof, can be most accurately assessed by relying on clinical findings from studies of both short-term and long-term vascular catheters.
The Arrow brand offers one of the industry's most comprehensive ranges of central venous catheters and related products: from ARROWg+ard[R] impregnated catheters and uncoated catheters to scores of comprehensive kits that include an array of options, such as large barrier drape and safety needles.