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Table 1 Comparison of bacterial Infection of the Swan-Ganz catheter and the prototype Catheter

From: Comparison of in vivo antibacterial and antithrombotic activities of two types of pulmonary artery catheters in pig

GROUP 3 DAY GROUP GROUP 7 DAY GROUP
CATHETER Swan-Ganz Prototype CATHETER Swan-Ganz Prototype
EXPERIMENT NUMBER BACTERIA CFU/g BACTERIA CFU/g EXPERIMENT NUMBER BACTERIA CFU/g BACTERIA CFU/g
1 0 0 2 S. epidermidis 50 S. epidermidis 50
3 S.chromogens 1 E. avium (Group D) 1 4 0 E. faecalis (Group D) 25
5 E. faecalis (Group D) 25 E. faecalis (Group D) 25 6 0 0
7 0 0 8 0 0
11 0 0 9 0 0
13 0 0 10 0 S. epidermidis 5
14 0 0 12 S. aureus 100 S. aureus >100
INFECTION RATE (%) 42.86 42.86 INFECTION RATE (%) 28.57 57.14
  1. CFU Colony Forming Unit, S. chromogens Staphylococcus chromogens, S. epidermidis Staphylococcus epidermidis, S. aureus Staphylococcus aureus, E. avium Enterococcus avium, E. faecalis Enterococcus faecalis
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