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Research Article

Vacuum-Assisted Abdominal Closure Is Safe and Effective: A Cohort Study in 74 Consecutive Patients

Table 4

The results of microbial culturing from peritoneal fluid during VAC changes.

MicrobeNumber of patients

Enterococcus faecium29
Enterococcus faecalis11
Escherichia coli10
Yeasts6
Pseudomonas aeruginosa5
Enterobacter cloacae5
Proteus vulgaris3
Staphylococcus haemolyticus3
Klebsiella oxytoca2
Klebsiella pneumoniae2
Morganella morganii2
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia2
Aeromonas species1
Citrobacter youngae1
Serratia marcescens1
Staphylococcus aureus1
Bacillus cereus1