Archive November, 2007 VIII, No. 11

Can Antimicrobial Coatings Help Prevent Infections?

Manufacturers claim that a layer of antibiotics or silver reduces infection.

Nathan Hall, Associate Editor

In the past few years, manufacturers have boasted about the antimicrobial coatings of devices that come in contact with the surgical site:

  • wound dressings coated with a layer of silver;
  • suture coated with an anti-bacterial ingredient;
  • surgical drapes filled with iodine; and
  • catheters and orthopedic implants coated with antibiotics.
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