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A percutaneous lead device such as a catheter, or a urinary tract catheter, which comprises an oligodynamic agent such as metallic silver or its compounds, alone or in association with other heavy metals such as gold, for the purpose of reducing infection associated with these devices. The oligodynamic agent is on both interior and exterior surfaces of tube-like catheters.

Title
Oligodynamic catheter
Application Number
5/633641
Publication Number
4054139
Application Date
November 20, 1975
Publication Date
October 18, 1977
Inventor
Kent B Crossley
1245 Delaware Ave., St. Paul, 55118
MN, US
Agent
Andrew F Kehoe
John F McKenna
Robert A Cesari
IPC
A61M 25/00
A61M 31/00
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