Evaluation of Antimicrobial Durability and Anti-Biofilm Effects in Urinary Catheters Against Enterococcus faecalis Clinical Isolates and Reference Strains

KART D. , Kustimur A. S. , SAĞIROĞLU M. , Kalkanci A.

BALKAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.34, no.6, pp.546-552, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/balkanmedj.2016.1853
  • Title of Journal : BALKAN MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.546-552


Background: Enterococcus faecalis, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Candida albicans biofilms are major causes of catheter-associated urinary tract infections. Antimicrobial-coated or impregnated urinary catheters are seen as a possible way to prevent these infections.