The development of a silicone rubber surface inhibitory to the adherence of microorganisms

Doctoral thesis English OPEN
Price, Claire Louise
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A second aspect to the study involved determining the surface roughness of a variety of commercially available urinary catheters and relating their roughness to the motility rates of P. mirabilis. Motility rate was highest on the roughest catheter surfaces (hydrogel and silver/hydrogel) suggesting that manufacturers should consider topographical features as well as antimicrobial coatings when attempting to combat microbial colonisation.
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