Published in Blood Weekly, October 19th, 2006
"Microbial biofilms form on central venous catheters and may be associated with systemic infections as well as decreased dialysis efficiency due to catheter thrombosis," scientists in the United States reported. "The most widely used anticoagulant catheter lock solution in the U.S. is sodium heparin."
R.M.Q. Shanks and colleagues, Dartmouth College, wrote, "We have previously shown that sodium heparin in clinically relevant concentrations enhances Staphylococcus aureus biofilm formation. In the present study, we examine the effect of several...
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