Antibiotic bonded nephrostomy catheters for percutaneous nephrostomies

John L. Nosher, Alan S. Ericksen, Stanley Z. Trooskin, Gary S. Needell, Richard A. Harvey, Ralph S. Greco

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A prospective controlled trial of the effectiveness of a cefoxitin-bonded nephrostomy catheter was undertaken to determine the effectiveness of an antibiotic bonded catheter in decreasing the infectious complications of percutaneous nephrostomy. The study concludes that bonding of the antibiotic cefoxitin to percutanoeus nephrostomy catheters did not influence the incidence of bacteriuria or urinary tract infection. In addition, observations on the overall incidence of complications from percutaneous nephrostomy are made.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)102-106
Number of pages5
JournalCardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1990
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


  • Antibiotic bonded catheter
  • Infectious complication
  • Nephrostomy complication
  • Percutaneous nephrostomy


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