DECREASED BACTERIAL ADHERENCE TO SILVER-COATED STENT MATERIAL - AN IN VITRO STUDY
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AbstractBacteria are important in causing biliary stent blockage through adherence and subsequent biofilm formation. In our in vitro system, surface modification using test polyurethane discs with silver coating led to a reduction in the number of adherent bacteria compared with untreated controls by 10- to 100-fold in an apparently dose-related manner. The effect was more marked in the presence of bile. These results suggest that silver coating may have a potential benefit in preventing stent blockage.
All Author(s) ListLEUNG JWC, LAU GTC, SUNG JJY, COSTERTON JW
Journal nameGastrointestinal Endoscopy
Year1992
Month5
Day1
Volume Number38
Issue Number3
PublisherMOSBY-YEAR BOOK INC
Pages338 - 340
ISSN0016-5107
eISSN1097-6779
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Web of Science Subject CategoriesGastroenterology & Hepatology; GASTROENTEROLOGY & HEPATOLOGY

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