TABLE 2.

P. aeruginosa Xen 5 and S. aureus Xen 29 catheter infection in mice

Infection conditionsInoculum (CFU/catheter)No. of miceNo. of catheters infected/total no.Mean RLU/catheter at removalMean CFU/catheter at removal
P. aeruginosa Xen 5
    Preinfected2.5 × 10 323/3a8.5 × 10 61.3 × 10 7
1.4 × 10 424/48.2 × 10 62.3 × 10 7
1.2 × 10 536/69.8 × 10 62.1 × 10 7
    Postinfected8.5 × 10 222/43.4 × 10 62.7 × 10 7
8.3 × 10 323/45.9 × 10 61.8 × 10 7
7.6 × 10 424/43.4 × 10 61.5 × 10 7
S. aureus Xen 29
    Preinfected6.4 × 10 324/48.5 × 10 57.0 × 10 6
3.6 × 10 424/48.0 × 10 55.4 × 10 6
5.0 × 10 536/69.3 × 10 51.2 × 10 7
    Postinfected1.4 × 10 322/45.1 × 10 56.1 × 10 6
1.3 × 10 423/48.4 × 10 61.7 × 10 7
1.4 × 10 524/41.0 × 10 67.4 × 10 6
  • a Four catheters were implanted, but only three were recovered.