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Catheter Associated Urethral Tract Infections

  • Matej Bračič
  • Simona Strnad
  • Lidija Fras Zemljič
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)

Abstract

Urethral catheters should satisfy variety of requirements connected to the specific application. Besides antifouling and antimicrobial properties, they should meet optimal mechanical properties, which are mostly related to the comfort during use. The comfort is extremely important since it is a direct indication of possible damage to the urethral mucosa.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matej Bračič
    • 1
  • Simona Strnad
    • 1
  • Lidija Fras Zemljič
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory for Characterization and Processing of Polymers (LCPP), Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of MariborMariborSlovenia

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