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The study investigates the efficacy of a catheter with antibacterial surface coating in preventing central venous catheter related infection and the effect of an intensive hygiene and catheter care education of the nursing staff on preventing central venous catheter-related infection.
The risk of catheter-related bloodstream infection depends on catheter type, method and site of insertion, aseptic technique and number of manipulations. To address this problem, efforts have focused on engineering biomaterials and surfaces with antibacterial properties to prevent bacteria adhesion and biofilm formation.
In view of the necessity to reduce catheter-related bloodstream infections and of the inadequacy of currently available antimicrobially coated devices, a new antimicrobial catheter surface was developed.
Among other factors, the mode and quality of catheter handling and care of exit site is an important aspect with respect to catheter-related infections.
The clinical study aims at providing data on antimicrobial efficiency of the 2 types of CE certified double lumen catheters and a supposed additional preventive effect of intense hygiene training on catheter-related infections.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Prevention
GamCath® central venous catheter, GamCath Dolphin® Protect central venous catheter
St. Joseph-Krankenhaus Berlin
Gambro Dialysatoren GmbH
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:32:44-0400
The clinical study aims at providing data on antimicrobial efficiency and a supposed additional preventive effect on catheter-related infections of a catheter with antibacterial surface co...
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The blood pressure in the central large VEINS of the body. It is distinguished from peripheral venous pressure which occurs in an extremity.
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