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Nano-enabled multilayer coatings with switchable bacteria-killing activities for prevention of catheter-related infections

Author
Ivanova, K.; Asenova, A.; Hoyo, J.; Tzanov, T.
Type of activity
Presentation of work at congresses
Name of edition
AAAFM UCLA International Conference on Advances in Functional Materials 2021
Date of publication
2021
Presentation's date
2021-08-18
Book of congress proceedings
AAAFM-UCLA International Conference on Advances in Functional Materials 2021: abstract book
First page
87
URL
https://aaafm.org/ucla2021/ Open in new window
Abstract
Medical device-associated urinary infections are the most common healthcare related infections accounting for increased morbidity and mortality, prolonged time of hospitalization and huge financial burden on healthcare services. More than 80% of such infections are due to antibiotic resistant biofilm formation, whereas approximately 40% of all hospital acquired infections are catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs). Current strategies to reduce CAUTIs include often replacement of t...
Group of research
GBMI - Molecular and Industrial Biotechnology Group

Participants