Incubation alone is adequate as a culturing technique for cardiac rhythm management devices

George M. Viola, Mohammad D. Mansouri, Nadim Nasir, Jr., Rabih O. Darouiche

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Abstract

There exist no standardized methods for culturing cardiac rhythm management devices. To identify the most optimal culturing method, we compared various techniques that comprise vortex, sonication, and incubation or combinations thereof. Incubation alone yielded bacterial colony counts similar to those of other culturing combinations and is the least labor-intensive.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4168-4170
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume47
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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