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Evaluation of a chitosan dressing in the management of hard-to-heal wounds

The number of people with hard-to-heal wounds is increasing year on year, parallel to the ageing population and coupled with the rise in incidence of long-term high-risk conditions, currently...

Biofilm and catheter-related bloodstream infections

Biofilm can explain the clinical findings most often seen with CRBSIs, yet biofilm is poorly understood within medicine. In the early 1980s, the name biofilm was given to observations of bacteria...

Maintenance of indwelling urinary catheters with a novel polyhexanide-based solution: user experience

These findings indicate that use of PS in everyday clinical practice provides a novel means of catheter maintenance, which has the potential to address CACS such as CAUTI and improve patients' QoL as...

Catheter lock solutions to prevent CVAD-related infection

The tips of CVADs terminate in the central venous system (lower third of the superior vena cava or right atrium). They are used for a range of therapies including vesicants, high-volume fluids, blood...

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