TABLE 1.

Results for ex vivo model of bacterial organisms colonizing 18 catheter segments exposed to MH-EDTA as determined by CSLM testing

Reduction in no. of bacterial colonies (fold)No. of cathetersType of organism (no. of catheters with a specific organism)
<106Coagulase-negative staphylococci (3)
Staphylococcus aureus (1)
Corynebacterium spp. (1)
Alcaligenes xylosoxidans (1)
10-1043Staphylococcus aureus (2)
Coagulase-negative staphylococci (1)
1054Coagulase-negative staphylococci (1)
Staphylococcus aureus (1)
Enterococcus spp. (1)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa (1)
1065Coagulase-negative staphylococci (3)
Enterococcus spp. (1)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa (1)