Duke engineers shake up catheter biofilm research

One in five people admitted to a hospital in the United States requires a urinary catheter, the number-one cause of hospital-acquired infections. In fact, patients who rely on a plastic tube to eliminate their urine are practically guaranteed to develop an infection after just four weeks, caused by the formation of biofilms on the catheter wall. Duke University engineers have developed a urinary catheter design that can eliminate nearly all of the biofilm. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Medical Polymers read more

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