Water contact angle of the catheter material surface was done for noting the hydrophobicity/ hydrophilicity of the Silver oxide impregnated catheter
An antimicrobial impregnated catheter
containing minocycline and rifampicin on both external and intraluminal surfaces (Cook Spectrum, Cook Critical Care, Bloomington Indiana, USA) is also available (20,27).
Maki said, "The novel nitrofurazone impregnated catheter
is the first medicated urinary catheter to show a reduced risk of catheter-related urinary tract infection in a large, prospective, randomized controlled trial.
In a move that could significantly reduce the likelihood of children acquiring life-threatening infections during intensive care unit stays, Cook Critical Care's Spectrum(R) Minocycline/Rifampin Impregnated catheter
has received CE Marking approval in Europe.
The contract includes access to Cook's comprehensive CVC product offering, including Spectrum([R] )minocycline and rifampin impregnated catheters
In addition, the combination of minocycline and rifampin is proven2 to reduce the risk of bacteria developing antibiotic resistance to the drugs used in the impregnated catheters