Table 1

Bactericidal activity and eradication capacity of organ culture medium according to the bacteria and the inoculum. Because of the definition of bactericidal activity,* for 103and 102 inocula, only eradication was checked

Inoculum
107105103 Eradication102 Eradication
BacteriaBactericidal*Eradication†BactericidalEradication
*Bactericidal activity = 4 log10 decrease in colony forming unit/ml after 48 hours.
†Eradication = lack of survival of bacteria after 48 hours
Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureusnononononono
Methicillin sensitive Staphylococcus aureusyesnoyesnoyesyes
Staphylococcus epidermidis nonononoyesyes
Staphylococcus haemolyticus yesnoyesyesyesyes
Pseudomonas aeruginosa nonononoyesyes
Acinetobacter baumannii nonononoyesyes
Bacillus subtilis nonoyesyesyesyes
Klebsiella pneumoniae nonoyesnoyesyes
Enterococcus faecalis yesnoyesnoyesyes
Streptococcus pneumoniae yesyesyesyesyesyes
Branhamella catarrhalis yesyesyesyesyesyes
Escherichia coli yesyesyesyesyesyes
Propionibacterium acnes yesyesyesyesyesyes
Haemophilus influenzaeyesyesyesyesyesyes