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Table 2 Number of positive bacterial cultures

From: A comparative 18F-FDG PET/CT imaging of experimental Staphylococcus aureus osteomyelitis and Staphylococcus epidermidis foreign-body-associated infection in the rabbit tibia

Inoculated microorganism At debridement (2 weeks) Final analysis (8 weeks)
Bone Retrieved cement block Bone Retrieved cement block
S. aureus (52/52A/80) 100 % (6/6) 100 % (6/6) 100 % (6/6) NAa
S. epidermidis (ATCC 35983) 25 % (2/8) NRb 0 % (0/8) 25 % (2/8)
S. epidermidis (T-54580) 100 % (8/8) NRb 25 % (2/8) 75 % (6/8)
  1. aNA, not applicable (removed at 2 weeks); bNR, not removed for analysis.