Strategies for the development of the urinary catheter.

Turlough M. Hamill, Brendan Gilmore, David Jones, Sean Gorman

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Abstract

Indwelling urinary catheters are utilized in the management of a wide range of conditions both in an acute and a chronic setting. However, utilization of this type of device is associated with a number of issues, including an increased propensity to develop bacteriuria, symptomatic infection and also encrusted deposits on the device. The development of novel biomaterials, incorporation of therapeutic agents and other strategies to minimize the issues associated with these devices are discussed in this review.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-225
Number of pages11
JournalExpert review of medical devices
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Surgery
  • Reviews and References, Medical

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