• Matej BračičEmail author
  • Simona Strnad
  • Lidija Fras Zemljič
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The microbial biofilm-associated infections caused by medical devices` implantation are still a major healthcare related complication. Amongst them, UTI with a 23% share are the most frequent. Amongst all UTI infections, 80% are CAUTI, as catheters are being used by 10–25% of patients in long-term hospital care with an overall cost of around 395 million EUR/year and 2.550 EUR/treatment.


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  • Matej Bračič
    • 1
    Email author
  • 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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