Effect of hydrophilic coating on microorganism colonization in silicone tubing

Cagavi F., Akalan N., Celik H., Gur D., Guciz B.

ACTA NEUROCHIRURGICA, vol.146, no.6, pp.603-610, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 146 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00701-004-0262-z
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.603-610
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background. Shunt infections are one of the major causes of mortality and morbidity of patients with hydrocephalus. The aim of this research is to compare the bacterial colonization characteristics of a regular silicone elastomer shunt material coated with polyvinylpyrrolidone and dimethylpolysiloxane (silicone).