Autors: Vladkova, T. G., Gospodinova, D. N.
Title: Plasma Based Approaches for Deposition and Grafting of Antimicrobial Agents to Polymer Surfaces
Keywords: Plasma

Abstract: Improved protection of urinary stents against infections is a significant current challenge because of the increasing microbial resistance to the conventional antibiotics and negative issues for the patients. Formation of crystalline biofilms of pathogenic microbial cells is the leading cause of urinary stent associated infections. On many parameters polymeric materials satisfy the basic requirements and are widely used for the fabrication of urinary stents, silicones and polyurethanes being preferable ones currently [1]; and biodegradables attracting interest lately. However, the nonsufficient microbial resistance, biofilm formation and encrustation are their common gap. A lot of approaches, antimicrobial agents and techniques are under a study to mitigate the problem by creation of contact killing, releasing or low adhesive surfaces do not allowing attachment of microbial cells [2–4]. The plasma treatment has a number of advantages that make it preferable in many strategies for the



    Urinary Stents Current State and Future Perspectives, vol. 1, issue 22, pp. 273–289, 2022, Switzerland, Springer Nature, DOI 10.1007/978-3-031-04484-7_22

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