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.
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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
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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. A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Trial", J.
Greco, "Prevention of Catheter Sepsis by Antibiotic Bonding", Surgery, 97, 547-551 (1985).