Table 2.

Activity of tears against gram-positive bacteria

BacteriaResult with incubation timea
1 h3 h
% SurvivalLog10 reduction% SurvivalLog10 reduction
E. faecium94.132<0.01>4.19<0.01>4.43
B. subtilis <0.01>4.33<0.01>4.98
L. monocytogenes EGD<0.01>4.17<0.01>4.40
Group B Streptococcus <0.01>4.00<0.01>4.43
S. aureus 67395<0.01>4.04<0.01>4.40
S. aureus GM-1<0.033.60<0.01>3.83
MRSA ATCC 335910.023.64<0.01>4.00
MRSA 288410.172.77<0.01>4.04
MRSA 303710.083.09<0.01>4.36
MRSA 54424-10.762.12<0.01>4.43
  • a Input counts ranged from 7.9 × 105 to 3.2 × 106 CFU ml−1. The percent survival and log10 reduction values at 1 and 3 h are expressed relative to the results for the contemporaneous controls, which consisted of bacteria incubated in ATF containing 0.3 mg of Trypticase soy broth powder ml−1.