Comparison of the duration of antimicrobial activity of 2 different antimicrobial central venous catheters
Department of Anesthesiology; Department of Surgery
Anti-Infective Agents; Bacterial Adhesion; Catheterization, Central Venous; Catheters, Indwelling; Gram-Positive Bacteria; Massachusetts; Minocycline; Rifampin
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).
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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Mar;31(3):295-7. Link to article on publisher's site
Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America
Matheos T, Walz JM, Adams JP, Johnson K, Longtine KJ, Longtine JK, O'Neill MA, Heard SO. (2010). Comparison of the duration of antimicrobial activity of 2 different antimicrobial central venous catheters. Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine Publications. https://doi.org/10.1086/650757. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/anesthesiology_pubs/24