Navigation Links
Antimicrobial sutures reduce infections in brain shunt surgery, study finds
Date:7/25/2008

hese studies were prospective, randomized and double-blinded.

"In animal trials sutures coated with the antimicrobial triclosan have been shown to reduce the number of bacteria adhering to sutures, but only one study has been published to date on their effect in preventing surgical site infection, so we decided to conduct our own trial," he said.

"Our results showed that using antimicrobial sutures reduced infection risk by 16 percent."

Antibiotic-impregnated shunts, which are used in some surgeries, have several limitations, said Rozzelle: "They don't provide complete protection, they can't be used in patients who are allergic to the antibiotics and they are a lot more expensive than non-impregnated shunts."

"Closing wounds with antimicrobial sutures may reduce infections in procedures implanting other devices, such as pacemakers and neurostimulators, pumps that deliver pharmaceuticals and shunts elsewhere in the body," he said.

Rozzelle and colleagues are planning to conduct a larger randomized controlled trial to confirm their initial findings.


'/>"/>

Contact: Lois Baker
ljbaker@buffalo.edu
716-645-5000 x1417
University at Buffalo
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Scientists decipher mechanism behind antimicrobial hole punchers
2. Cystic fibrosis patients may breathe easier, thanks to bioengineered antimicrobials
3. Fireproofing homes dramatically reduces forest fire size, according to new study
4. Green skies: Engineers work may reduce jet travels role in global warming
5. Women more depressed and men more impulsive with reduced serotonin functioning
6. Toll charges reduce travel time
7. Naturally-occurring apple compounds reduce risk of pancreatic cancer
8. Expecting an afternoon nap can reduce blood pressure
9. Clinical studies show REMICADE reduces incidence of bowel surgeries in ulcerative colitis patients
10. Exercise improves thinking, reduces diabetes risk in overweight children
11. Zinc may reduce pneumonia risk in nursing home elderly
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/27/2014)... Dinosaurs are often depicted as giant, frightening beasts. But ... examination of a rock slab containing fossils of 24 ... of a group of hatchlings overseen by a caretaker, ... researchers. , Penn,s Brandon P. Hedrick and Peter Dodson ... Museum of Natural History, where the specimen is held. ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... that a deficiency in serotonin a chemical messenger ... depression. In the journal ACS Chemical Neuroscience , ... serotonin in their brains (and thus should have been ... , Donald Kuhn and colleagues at the John ... School of Medicine note that depression poses a major ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... growing number of studies have shown that ... pathogenesis of Parkinson,s disease. Previous studies from ... University in China have shown that baicalin ... reduced divalent metal transporter 1 expression, and ... nigra of rotenone-induced Parkinson,s disease rats. However, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Penn paleontologists describe a possible dinosaur nest and young 'babysitter' 2Penn paleontologists describe a possible dinosaur nest and young 'babysitter' 3New study throws into question long-held belief about depression 2
... help to settle a long-standing debate in genetics. , Some ... set of genes inherited as a unit. Some researchers support ... mapping the genome. The haplotype map could allow researchers to ... and know all the variations associated with it, since all ...
... at Chapel Hill shows how a protein may be crucial ... protein, called "eed," is needed for an essential chemical modification ... findings appear in the May 24 issue of the journal ... a new wave of thinking in genetics: that not all ...
... different variants, increases or decreases the level of atherosclerosis ... has been shown to play a role in the ... study is published this week on Nature Genetics Online. ... Jackson Laboratory in the USA, AstraZeneca and a Japanese ...
Cached Biology News: Maine Researchers Find Exceptions to Old Rules of Genetic Inheritance 2Protein helps regulate the genes of embryonic stem cells 2
(Date:8/27/2014)... 27, 2014 In 2013, ... Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC (LLNS), was ... deliver a state-of-the-art laser system for the European ... under construction in the Czech Republic. , When ... system, called the " High repetition-rate Advanced Petawatt ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... survive impact by the huge amounts of energy ... energy for photosynthesis. The hypothesis is that the ... the energy throughout the entire protein molecule through ... now managed to successfully ,film, this process. , ... which play a role in photosynthesis and thus ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... , Aug. 27, 2014 ... the "Global Lactic Acid  (Biodegradable Polymer, Food ... Trends & Forecasts to 2019" report to ... simplest hydroxyl-carboxylic acid with an asymmetrical carbon atom. ... the biodegradable polymer, food and beverage, personal care ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... 2014 “We are honored to be ... Ven Thangaraj, CEO of Radiant Sage. “We are offering ... the imaging corelab market to a different level. ... organizations to efficiently and effectively manage the massive amounts ... be analyzed and read by trained physicians. Being recognized ...
Breaking Biology Technology:LLNL Synchs up with ELI Beamlines on Timing System 2LLNL Synchs up with ELI Beamlines on Timing System 3DTU researchers film protein quake for the first time 2Global Lactic Acid (Biodegradable Polymer, Food & Beverage, Personal Care & Pharmaceutical) Market - Trends & Forecasts to 2019 2Radiant Sage Named to CIOReview List of 100 Most Promising Technology Companies 2
... More Effective Than rituximab ... in a Pre-Clinical ... announced today that ofatumumab (HuMax-CD20(R)) appeared more,effective at inducing complement ... a pre-clinical study. The CD20,antibodies were incubated with tumor cells ...
... YORK, Sept. 6 Globally, approximately 418 million,people ... danger, and costs of hepatitis in the 21st ... Hepatitis Strategies, a,new report by Kalorama Information. ... not,taking the necessary steps to contain hepatitis. Yet ...
... Globally, approximately 418 billion,people are currently infected with ... hepatitis in the 21st century cannot be,understated or ... by Kalorama Information. Paradoxically, despite the obvious ... to contain hepatitis. Yet the incidence and,prevalence of ...
Cached Biology Technology:Genmab Announces Encouraging Preclinical Data for ofatumumab 2Touching 418 Million Lives, Hepatitis Still Presents Significant Threat to Global Health 2Touching 418 Billion Lives, Hepatitis Still Presents Significant Threat to Global Health 2
MOUSE ANTI GTP BINDING PROTEIN...
... of the human Topoisomerase II gene. ... state of nucleic acids by passing an intact ... a separate DNA helix (1,2) . As a ... enzyme can relax negatively or positively supercoiled DNA, ...
... Cell Expansion Kit - Monolayer is a system ... as a monolayer in a serum-free environment. The ... Supplement, which has been optimized for neural stem ... (1996) Genes & Development 10 :3129). Human ...
... Reverse Transcriptase (AMV RT) catalyzes the polymerization ... RNA:DNA hybrids (1). It requires a primer ... primers) as well as Mg2+ or Mn2+. ... activity. Both nonionic detergents and sulfhydryl compounds ...
Biology Products: