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Research Article

2-Methacryloyloxyethyl Phosphorylcholine Polymer Coating Inhibits Bacterial Adhesion and Biofilm Formation on a Suture: An In Vitro and In Vivo Study

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Evaluation of bacterial adhesion. (a) Representative fluorescence microscopy images of sutures after bacterial culture for 1 h in vitro. The scale bar indicates 20 μm. (b) Box-and-whisker plots of the area of adherent bacteria on suture surfaces after bacterial culture for 1 h in vitro. . (c) Representative SEM images of bacterial adherence after bacterial culture for 1 h in vitro. The scale bar indicates 10 μm. Insets are magnified images (scale bar indicates 2 μm). (d) Box-and-whisker plots of adherent bacteria on suture surfaces after bacterial culture for 1 h in vitro. and .
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