Species differences in the infectability of vascular grafts.


The susceptibility of different species to bacteremia may influence the results of studies on vascular graft infection. The present study compares prosthetic graft infection in canine and porcine models. Thirty-four mongrel dogs and 38 Yorkshire pigs underwent replacement of the infrarenal aorta with a 3-cm segment of a woven Dacron prosthesis. At the time… (More)


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