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Table 1 Animal death, pathologic findings, blood culture results, and mean bacterial count in cardiac vegetations

From: Right atrial pressure alterations during echocardiography-guided-catheterization predict tricuspid valvular impairment: a novel method for the creation of a rabbit model of Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis

Experimental design Experimental group Control group
  Group A (n = 45) Group B (n = 45) Group C (n = 5) Group D (n = 5)
Premature death (n) 1 0 0 0
Endocarditis (n) 33 9 0 0
Positive blood culture (n) 29 3 N/A N/A
MBC in vegetations (×104) 33.24 ± 15.22 9.78 ± 5.66 N/A N/A
  1. Group A: rabbits underwent both catheterization and inoculation (1 × 105 CFU); Group B: rabbits underwent both catheterization and inoculation (1 × 104 CFU); Group C: rabbits underwent only catheterization; Group D: rabbits only inoculated. MBC: Mean bacterial count; N/A: Not applicable.