In vitro bacterial adherence to teicoplanin and calcium sulfate-soaked bone cement

Sencan I., Sahin I., Tuzuner T. , Ozdemir D., Yildirim M., Leblebicioglu H.

JOURNAL OF CHEMOTHERAPY, cilt.17, sa.2, ss.174-178, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 17 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1179/joc.2005.17.2.174
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.174-178


The aim of this study was to assess in vitro the improvement in release kinetics for teicoplanin and the inhibition of bacterial adhesion on calcium sulfate-soaked PMMA discs. Calcium sulfate has been used in vivo and shown to be biocompatible, and prevention of bacterial adhesion may be expected with calcium sulfate-soaked polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA). Discs were made by adding teicoplanin and calcium sulfate in powder form to PMMA powder.