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New Foley catheter material can almost kill hard-to-remove bacterial biofilms

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Update time : 2019-11-29 10:55:21
New Foley catheter material can almost kill hard-to-remove bacterial biofilms

About half of the time, a long-term indwelling latex foley catheter is plagued by a new biofilm-it consists of a population of bacteria that are difficult to kill. Once the bacterial biofilm is established, it will become the home of other more dangerous bacteria and then begin to block urine drainage. Cause urine leakage or damage the patient's body
Thousands of patients worldwide rely on urinary catheters to drain urine, and almost 100% are infected with urethral inflammation. Biomedical experts hope to reduce the burden on the urethra with the help of blowing devices.
Scientists have developed a new urinary catheter material that directly kills biofilm bacteria on the wall of the catheter. The scale application of this material can replace expensive antibacterial coatings.
"Biofilms are like a city that protects and hides harmful bacteria." John Lamberg, a PhD in biological engineering, mentioned in his academic paper, "Our plan is like a city with foundations removed, and the remaining rubble will be Flood-urine is easily washed away.