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Title: Bacteriology testing of cardiovascular tissues: comparison of transport solution versus tissue testing.
Authors: Diaz Rodriguez, R.
Van Hoeck, B.
Mujaj, B.
Ngakam, R.
Fan, Y.
Bogaerts, Kris
Jashari, R.
Issue Date: 2016
Citation: CELL AND TISSUE BANKING, 17 (2), p. 211-218
Abstract: Bacteriology testing is mandatory for quality control of recovered cardiovascular allografts (CVA). In this paper, two different bacteriology examinations (A tests) performed before tissue antibiotic decontamination were compared: transport solution filtration analysis (A1) and tissue fragment direct incubation (A2). For this purpose, 521 CVA (326 heart and 195 artery tissues) from 280 donors were collected and analyzed by the European Homograft Bank (EHB). Transport solution (A1) tested positive in 43.25 % of hearts and in 48.21 % of arteries, whereas the tissue samples (A2) tested positive in 38.34 % of hearts and 33.85 % of arteries. The main species identified in both A1 and A2 were Staphylococcusspp. in 55 and 26 % of cases, and Propionibacterium spp. in 8 and 19 %, respectively. Mismatches in bacteriology results between both initial tests A1 and A2 were found. 18.40 % of the heart valves were identified as positive by A1 whilst 13.50 % were considered positive by A2. For arteries, 20.51 % of cases were positive in A1 and negative in A2, and just 6.15 % of artery allografts presented contamination in the A2 test but were considered negative for the A1 test. Comparison between each A test with the B and C tests after antibiotic treatment of the allograft was also performed. A total decontamination rate of 70.8 % of initial positive A tests was obtained. Due to the described mismatches and different bacteria identification percentage, utilization of both A tests should be implemented in tissue banks in order to avoid false negatives.
Notes: Rodriguez, RD (reprint author), European Homograft Bank, St Jean Clin, Rue Meridien 100, B-1210 Brussels, Belgium. rdiaz@clstjean.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/20842
DOI: 10.1007/s10561-015-9537-2
ISI #: 000376988400005
ISSN: 1389-9333
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2017
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