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Evaluation of a pulsed xenon ultraviolet disinfection system to decrease bacterial contamination in operating rooms

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, October 2017
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Title
Evaluation of a pulsed xenon ultraviolet disinfection system to decrease bacterial contamination in operating rooms
Published in
BMC Infectious Diseases, October 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12879-017-2792-z
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Authors

Lynn El Haddad, Shashank S. Ghantoji, Mark Stibich, Jason B. Fleming, Cindy Segal, Kathy M. Ware, Roy F. Chemaly

Abstract

Environmental cleanliness is one of the contributing factors for surgical site infections in the operating rooms (ORs). To decrease environmental contamination, pulsed xenon ultraviolet (PX-UV), an easy and safe no-touch disinfection system, is employed in several hospital environments. The positive effect of this technology on environmental decontamination has been observed in patient rooms and ORs during the end-of-day cleaning but so far, no study explored its feasibility between surgical cases in the OR. In this study, 5 high-touch surfaces in 30 ORs were sampled after manual cleaning and after PX-UV intervention mimicking between-case cleaning to avoid the disruption of the ORs' normal flow. The efficacy of a 1-min, 2-min, and 8-min cycle were tested by measuring the surfaces' contaminants by quantitative cultures using Tryptic Soy Agar contact plates. We showed that combining standard between-case manual cleaning of surfaces with a 2-min cycle of disinfection using a portable xenon pulsed ultraviolet light germicidal device eliminated at least 70% more bacterial load after manual cleaning. This study showed the proof of efficacy of a 2-min cycle of PX-UV in ORs in eliminating bacterial contaminants. This method will allow a short time for room turnover and a potential reduction of pathogen transmission to patients and possibly surgical site infections.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 54 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 15%
Researcher 7 13%
Student > Bachelor 7 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 6%
Professor 2 4%
Other 8 15%
Unknown 19 35%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 9 17%
Chemistry 3 6%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 4%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 4%
Other 11 20%
Unknown 24 44%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. 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 22 January 2021.
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#15,484,498
of 23,009,818 outputs
Outputs from BMC Infectious Diseases
#4,531
of 7,722 outputs
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#202,943
of 324,372 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Infectious Diseases
#79
of 127 outputs
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