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Comparing and optimizing ultraviolet germicidal irradiation systems use for patient room terminal disinfection: an exploratory study using radiometry and commercial test cards

Overview of attention for article published in Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, February 2018
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Title
Comparing and optimizing ultraviolet germicidal irradiation systems use for patient room terminal disinfection: an exploratory study using radiometry and commercial test cards
Published in
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, February 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13756-018-0317-1
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Authors

Vincent Masse, Michael J. Hartley, Michael B. Edmond, Daniel J. Diekema

Abstract

Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) systems are gaining popularity, however objective comparisons of their characteristics are lacking. While environmental cultures and reduction of hospital-associated infections rates are excellent study endpoints, they are impractical for centers with limited resources who want to compare or optimize UVGI systems use. We evaluated radiometry and commercial test cards, two simple and low cost tools, to compare 2 full size UVGI systems (Tru-D and Optimum-UV Enlight) and 2 small units (Lumalier EDU 435 and MRSA-UV Turbo-UV). Radiometry-derived output curves show that if both large devices emit enough energy to reachC. difficilelethal doses at 10 ft, the reduction in output in distance is almost perfectly logarithmic. In a patient room environment, Enlight and Tru-D performed similarly when compared using radiometry and commercial test cards. The two small devices reachedC. difficilerange around the bathroom with the device raised above the floor, but longer times are needed. Despite different workflows and price points, no clear superiority emerges between Tru-D and Enlight. Bathroom disinfection should be dealt with separately from the main room and small, cheaper units can be used. Radiometry and commercial test cards are promising ways to compare UVGI systems, but further validation is needed using correlation with environmental cultures. Not applicable.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 10 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 2 20%
Student > Master 2 20%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 20%
Other 2 20%
Researcher 1 10%
Other 1 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 3 30%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 20%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 10%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 10%
Other 2 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. 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 01 March 2018.
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#3,541,172
of 13,789,144 outputs
Outputs from Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
#400
of 716 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#88,230
of 271,565 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
#1
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