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Table 1 Identified bacterial sample aggregates

From: Evaluation of microbial contamination on cuff syringe, cuff pressure gauge, and their surroundings in the operating room

Room number Organism(s) and biotype
Outer components of cuff syringes Inner components of cuff syringes Cuff pressure gauges Drawers of cuff syringes Drawers of cuff pressure gauges Computer mice attached to anesthesiamachines
1 - - Bacillus subtilis Bacillus spp. Bacillus spp., Paenibacillus cineris Bacillus spp., Staphylococcus epidermidis
2 Staphylococcus caprae - - - - Staphylococcus hominis, Staphylococcus epidermidis
3 - - Solibacillus silvestris Bacillus spp. Bacillus spp., Staphylococcus epidermidis Bacillus spp., Staphylococcus epidermidis
4 - - Bacillus cereus, Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus capitis - Bacillus spp., Staphylococcus epidermidis Bacillus spp., Staphylococcus spp.
5 - - - - Bacillus spp. Bacillus spp., Staphylococcus epidermidis, Bacillus cohnii
6 - - Bacillus subtilis - - Bacillus spp., Staphylococcus hominis
7 - - - - - -
8 - - Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus epidermidis Staphylococcus epidermidis Bacillus spp., Bacillus flexus Bacillus spp., Staphylococcus hominis
9 - - Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus epidermidis - Bacillus spp., Staphylococcus lugdunensis, Staphylococcus spp. Bacillus spp.
10 - Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus capitis, Staphylococcus epidermidis Staphylococcus epidermidis Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus caprae, Staphylococcus warneri Bacillus spp., Staphylococcus epidermidis Bacillus spp.
11 - - Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus capitis, Staphylococcus epidermidis - - Bacillus spp., Staphylococcus epidermidis
12 Staphylocuccus capitis - Staphylococcus epidermidis Bacillus halosaccharovorans, Staphylococcus epidermidis Enterococcus faecalis, Staphylococcus aureus Bacillus spp., Staphylococcus epidermidis
13 Staphylocuccus epidermidis - Bacillus cereus, Staphylococcus epidermidis - Bacillus spp. Bacillus spp.
14 - - Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus hominis Bacillus spp. - Bacillus spp., Staphylococcus capitis, Staphylococcus caprae