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Cefotaxime-eluting covered self-expandable stents in a canine biliary model: scanning electron microscopic study of biofilm formation.
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PMID:  23034797     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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BackgroundAs bacterial attachment and subsequent biofilm formation on the surface of a stent lumen may be important in initiating sludge formation and subsequent stent blockage, there is a need for antibiotic-eluting stents to prevent sludge formation by bacterial attachment and colonization.PurposeTo evaluate the antimicrobial effects of cefotaxime-eluting covered self-expandable stents (CE-CSEMS) in a canine biliary model by using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to analyze biofilm formation on the inner surface of the stents.Material and MethodsThree 10% (wt/vol) CE-CSEMS, three 20% (wt/vol) CE-CSEMS, and three control stents (CS) were endoscopically inserted into the bile ducts of nine mongrel dogs, which were followed up for 8 weeks. Gross and SEM examinations were performed to access the development and degree of biofilm formation in dogs with CS and CE-CSEMS.ResultsAll stents were successfully inserted into canine bile ducts without any procedure-related complications. All nine dogs remained in good health without jaundice over the next 8 weeks. The degree of biofilm was similar in dogs implanted with CS and CE-CSEMS using two concentrations of cefotaxime either by gross inspection or SEM. All stent types showed a similar biofilm structure with relatively uniform thickness on SEM.ConclusionCefotaxime does not prevent biofilm development in a canine biliary model. Biofilm formation on the inner surface of biliary stents may be prevented by using broad-spectrum antimicrobial agents and stents that maintain a steady release of these agents for a long time, thus prolonging stent patency.
Authors:
Dong Il Gwon; Sang Soo Lee; Eun-Young Kim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta radiologica (Stockholm, Sweden : 1987)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1600-0455     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Radiol     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706123     Medline TA:  Acta Radiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiology.
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