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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 146 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00701-004-0262-z
  • Title of Journal : ACTA NEUROCHIRURGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.603-610


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).