TABLE 1.

Microbiology of biofilms removed from hemodialysis catheters

Catheterno.Microorganism(s)
1MRSA
2MRSA
3Coagulase-negative Staphylococcus
4Coagulase-negative Staphylococcus
5S. aureus
6Enterococcus sp.
7MRSA
8Coagulase-negative Staphylococcus
9MRSA
10Coagulase-negative Staphylococcus
11Enterobacter cloacae
12Coagulase-negative Staphylococcus
13Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococcus sp., E. cloacae, coagulase-negative Staphylococcus, MRSA
14P. aeruginosa, Enterococcus sp., E. cloacae, coagulase-negative Staphylococcus, MRSA
15Coagulase-negative Staphylococcus, coryneforms
16Streptococcus sp., coagulase-negative Staphylococcus, gram-negative bacilli (oxidase positive)
17Klebsiella pneumoniae, coagulase-negative Staphylococcus
18Pseudomonas sp., Streptococcus sp.
19Coagulase-negative Staphylococcus, group D streptococci
20Mixed coagulase-negative Staphylococcus