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Table 1 Mean log 10 cfu/surface of pre- and post-exposure populations of challenge microorganisms following the transfer procedure for antibacterial versus non-antibacterial examination gloves

From: In-vitro experimental evaluation of skin-to-surface recovery of four bacterial species by antibacterial and non-antibacterial medical examination gloves

  Initial population, start Pigskin, after contact Coupon, after contact Glove, after contact
  A B A B diff. A B diff. A B diff.
E. faecium 8.75 8.75 7.24 5.55 1.69 6.33 < 1.70 > 4.63 6.30 2.19 4.11
S. aureus 9.49 9.49 8.24 6.39 1.85 7.42 < 1.70 > 5.72 7.38 3.00 4.38
E. coli 9.58 9.58 7.93 6.57 1.36 7.18 < 1.70 > 5.48 7.05 <1.70 >5.35
K. pneumoniae 9.39 9.39 8.01 6.73 1.28 6.73 < 1.70 > 5.03 6.86 2.37 4.49
  1. A = non-treated control glove; B = antibacterial treated test glove.
  2. Results of five replicate experiments, each.