Novel strategies are needed for combating Staphylococcus aureus biofilm in vascular graft infections. We investigated the in vitro activity of bacteriophage endolysin HY-133, daptomycin and rifampin against S. aureus attached to vascular graft surface. Daptomycin showed rapid bactericidal effect on surface-associated S. aureus, while the activity of HY-133 on graft surface-adherent cells was moderate and rifampin did not achieve bactericidal effect. Even in the highest concentrations, all antimicrobials used failed in a complete eradication of the surface-adherent bacteria.
- Bacteriophage endolysin
- Staphylococcus aureus