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Effectiveness of various cleaning and disinfectant products on Clostridium difficile spores of PCR ribotypes 010, 014 and 027

Overview of attention for article published in Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, June 2017
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Title
Effectiveness of various cleaning and disinfectant products on Clostridium difficile spores of PCR ribotypes 010, 014 and 027
Published in
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, June 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13756-017-0210-3
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Authors

N. Kenters, E. G. W. Huijskens, S. C. J. de Wit, I. G. J. M. Sanders, J. van Rosmalen, E. J. Kuijper, A. Voss

Abstract

In healthcare facilities, Clostridium difficile infections spread by transmission of bacterial spores. Appropriate sporicidal disinfectants are needed to prevent development of clusters and outbreaks. In this study different cleaning/disinfecting wipes and sprays were tested for their efficacy against spores of distinctive C. difficile PCR ribotypes. Four different products were tested; 1) hydrogen peroxide 1.5%; 2) glucoprotamin 1.5%; 3) a mixture of ethanol, propane and N-alkyl amino propyl glycine; and 4) a mixture of didecyldimonium chloride, benzalkonium chloride, polyaminopropyl, biguanide and dimenthicone as active ingredients. Tiles were contaminated with a test solution containing a concentration of 5x10(6)CFU/ml spores of C. difficile strains belonging to PCR ribotypes 010, 014 or 027. The tiles were left to dry for an hour and then wiped or sprayed with one of the sprays or wipes as intended by the manufacturers. When products neutralized after 5 min, microbiological cultures and ATP measures were performed. Irrespective of the disinfection method, the microbial count log10 reduction of C. difficile PCR ribotype 010 was highest, followed by the reduction of C. difficile 014 and C. difficile 027. Overall, the wipes performed better than the sprays with the same active ingredient. On average, although not significantly, a difference in relative light units (RLU) reduction between the wipes and sprays was found. The wipes had a higher RLU log10 reduction, but no significant difference for RLU reduction was observed between the different C. difficile strains (p = 0.16). C. difficile spores of PCR ribotypes 014 and 027 strains are more difficult to eradicate than non-toxigenic PCR ribotype 010. In general, impregnated cleaning/disinfection wipes performed better than ready-to-use sprays. Wipes with hydrogen peroxide (1.5%) showed the highest bactericidal activity.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 28 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 21%
Student > Bachelor 5 18%
Student > Master 4 14%
Researcher 4 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 7%
Other 4 14%
Unknown 3 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Immunology and Microbiology 5 18%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 18%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 7%
Materials Science 2 7%
Other 5 18%
Unknown 5 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 33. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 July 2017.
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#664,260
of 15,920,653 outputs
Outputs from Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
#72
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#19,448
of 273,177 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
#1
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