Hydroxylated and C16 acylated silicone rubber films were prepared with enhanced albumin binding. Lee-White clotting times were significantly increased for both treatments. Hydroxylation significantly reduced C5a production. Hydroxylated silicone rubber femoral vein catheters in canines reduced 111In-labeled platelet activity, compared with bilateral silicone rubber catheter controls. The results suggest hydroxylated silicone rubber films have enhanced biocompatibility.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Jul 1 1991|
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