Dataset for 'Prevention of Encrustation and Blockage of Urinary Catheters by Proteus mirabilis via pH-Triggered Release of Bacteriophage'Scarlet Milo, Hollie Hathaway, Jonathan Nzakizwanayo, Diana R Alves, Patricia Pérez Esteban, Brian V Jones & Toby Jenkins
The crystalline biofilms of Proteus mirabilis can seriously complicate the care of patients undergoing long-term indwelling urinary catheterisation. Expression of bacterial urease causes a significant increase in urinary pH, leading to the supersaturation and precipitation of struvite and apatite crystals. These crystals become lodged within the biofilm, resulting in the blockage of urine flow through the catheter. This dataset presents the effect on bacterial growth, and hence time to blockage of urinary catheters as a...
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