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

Price, Claire Louise 2004. The development of a silicone rubber surface inhibitory to the adherence of microorganisms. PhD Thesis, Cardiff University.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Dentistry
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2014 11:39
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/54079

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