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Table 1 S. epidermidis growth surrounding ECMO cannulas and securement product at 72 h post-inoculation

From: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation line-associated complications: in vitro testing of cyanoacrylate tissue adhesive and securement devices to prevent infection and dislodgement

Securement product Edge of securement product Underneath securement product Cannula insertion point Along cannula tunnel
Histoacryl (n = 6) +
Opsite (n = 6) + + + +
Histoacryl and Opsite (n = 6) − (Histoacryl)
+ (Opsite)
− (Histoacryl)
+ (Opsite)
Unsecured (n = 3) N/A N/A + +
  1. “+” growth at 72 h, “−” absence of growth at 72 h