Staphylococcus aureus is a common cause of hospital-acquired infections and is a leading causative organism of bloodstream infection. The binding of S. aureus to activated platelet monolayers under shear conditions was studied using a parallel-plate flow chamber and epi-fluorescent videomicroscopy. Heterotypic aggregation was also studied in suspension to stimulate interaction events in the bulk flow. Shear increased the percent of platelets bound in heteroaggregates from approximately 2% for static controls to more than 10% after 2 minutes of shear exposure.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Annals of Biomedical Engineering|
|Issue number||SUPPL. 1|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biomedical Engineering