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Activity of a nitrofurazone matrix urinary catheter against catheter-associated uropathogens.

By J R Johnson, T Berggren and A J Conway


Nitrofurazone-coated urinary catheter segments inhibited 51 (75%) of 70 urinary bacterial isolates from patients with indwelling catheters. Inhibition zones correlated significantly with the nitrofurazone MIC (r2 = 0.79, P = 0.0001). All strains except the Pseudomonas spp. were inhibited by < or = 64 micrograms of nitrofurazone per ml. MICs of nitrofurazone and nitrofurantoin correlated significantly (r2 = 0.93, P = 0.0001)

Topics: Research Article
Year: 1993
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:188118
Provided by: PubMed Central
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