Brown University researchers develop germ-resistant coating for intravascular catheters

BROWN UNIVERSITY researchers have developed an antibacterial coating for intravascular catheters that could help prevent catheter-related blood infections. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY
PROVIDENCE – Brown University researchers have developed a new antibacterial coating for intravascular catheters that could help prevent catheter-related blood infections, the most common type of hospital-acquired infection. Venous access by catheter is used for hemodynamic monitoring, renal replacement therapy, nutritional support, and medication administration, according to the National Institutes of Health. More than 150…

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