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Table 2 Results of active sampling: number of colony forming units (CFUs) during each minute of the debridement process.

From: Hydrodebridement of wounds: effectiveness in reducing wound bacterial contamination and potential for air bacterial contamination

  CFUs/100 litres of air Bacteria isolated
Specimen 1 Staphylococcus aureus   
I min 23 No SA
2 min 72 50 SA
3 min TNTC**** SA +++
4 min TNTC**** SA+++
Specimen 2 Pseudomonas aeruginosa   
I min 10 1 SA
2 min 36 5 SA
3 min 20 1 SA, 2 PAE
4 min 9 2 SA, 5 PAE
Specimen 3 Escherichia coli   
I min 9  
2 min 9  
3 min 15  
4 min 10 2 ECO
Specimen 4 Mixed wound bacteria   
I min 4 4 MRSA
2 min 0  
3 min 0  
4 min 7  
  1. Note: **** = Versajet blocked SA = Staphylococcus aureus; PAE = Pseudomonas aeruginosa; ECO = Escherichia coli; MRSA = Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; TNTC = To numerous to count.