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Table 1 Catheter recovery, bladder harvesting and E. coli colonization

From: Restriction of in vivo infection by antifouling coating on urinary catheter with controllable and sustained silver release: a proof of concept study

  Uncoated P3 coated
Up to 14dpia 14dpi
Number of mice euthanized (total 8 mice per group) 8 8
Catheters collected (catheters lost) 8 (0) 6 (2)
Number of catheters processed for biofilm extraction assay (catheters processed for SEMb) 6 (2) 4 (2)
Number of catheters with viable biofilm 5 1
Median values of CFUc/catheter (range) 6.58 X 107 (0 to 1.52 X 108) 0 (0 to 1.18 X 108)
Number of urinary bladders collected with catheters 8 6
Number of bladders with viable bacteria 5 1
Median values of CFU/bladder (range) 5.0 X 102 (0 to 1.4 X 108) 0 (0 to 1.03 X 105)
  1. aDays post inoculation
  2. bScanning electron microscopy
  3. cColony forming units