Material compositions for microbial and chemical protection
Medical devices for implantation into the body are coated with anti-infective and or anti-inflammatory agents. The medical devices can be, for example, endotracheal/tracheostomy tubes and catheters. The devices have a polymer coating containing an anti-infective agent and/or an anti-inflammatory agent. The preferred anti-infective agent is iodine and the preferred anti-inflammatory agent is steroidal.