Title

Comparison of the duration of antimicrobial activity of 2 different antimicrobial central venous catheters

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Anesthesiology; Department of Surgery

Publication Date

2010-3

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Anti-Infective Agents; Bacterial Adhesion; Catheterization, Central Venous; Catheters, Indwelling; Gram-Positive Bacteria; Massachusetts; Minocycline; Rifampin

Disciplines

Anesthesiology

Abstract

We compared the duration of antimicrobial effectiveness of 2 different antimicrobial catheters. The baseline activity of minocycline-rifampin catheters was greater than that of silver-platinum-carbon catheters against Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, and Enterococcus faecalis. The antimicrobial activity of the minocycline-rifampin catheters against these pathogens persisted for up to 12 days, while that of the silver-platinum-carbon catheters was depleted by day 10 (P < .05).

DOI of Published Version

10.1086/650757

Source

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Mar;31(3):295-7. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

20100086

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