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Recent studies suggest that floors may be an underappreciated source for transmission of health care-associated pathogens. However, there are limited data on the effectiveness of current cleaning and disinfection methods in reducing floor contamination. We demonstrated that manual postdischarge cleaning by environmental services personnel significantly reduced floor contamination, and an automated ultraviolet C room disinfection device was effective as an adjunct to manual cleaning.
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Name: American journal of infection control
In a surgical operation requiring endoscopy, it is essential to obtain a clear endoscopic view. However, it is often disturbed by the contamination on the lens during the surgery. No device can clean ...
To demonstrate how data collected using the computerized planimetric method (CPM) can be analyzed by providing an example in which the amount of plaque accumulation and the efficacy of the rotating ne...
Firefighters' are exposed to carcinogens such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) during fires and from their personal protective equipment (PPE). Recent r...
In Argentina, Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) serogroups O157, O26, O103, O111, O145 and O121 are adulterant in ground beef. In other countries, the zero-tolerance approach to all STEC i...
To compare the efficacy of two systems in cleaning used healing abutments (HAs).
This study evaluates the addition of an interdental cleaning device paired with a manual toothbrush compared to using a manual toothbrush only. Plaque removal, reduction of gingival bleedi...
The purpose of this study is to test the efficacy of a novel cleaning device in keeping silver-coated endotracheal tubes free from bacterial colonization.
Multidrug resistance bacteria infection is common in ICU. Infection incidence is associated with age, organ dysfunction, invasive treatment and enviroment cleaning. According to hospital h...
The objective is to conduct a prospective, sham controlled, double-blinded, interventional crossover trial to compare standard terminal cleaning plus PX-UV (intervention) with standard ter...
This study is a first-in-man clinical trial using fiber optically delivered ultraviolet light for reducing viable bacteria within indwelling tunneled dialysis catheters.
The use of ultraviolet electromagnetic radiation in the treatment of disease, usually of the skin. This is the part of the sun's spectrum that causes sunburn and tanning. Ultraviolet A, used in PUVA, is closer to visible light and less damaging than Ultraviolet B, which is ionizing.
An animal's cleaning and caring for the body surface. This includes preening, the cleaning and oiling of feathers with the bill or of hair with the tongue.
Removal of a MEDICAL DEVICE from the market due to the identification of an intrinsic property of the device that results in a serious risk to public health.
Apparatus for removing exhaled or leaked anesthetic gases or other volatile agents, thus reducing the exposure of operating room personnel to such agents, as well as preventing the buildup of potentially explosive mixtures in operating rooms or laboratories.
Microscopy in which the image is formed by ultraviolet radiation and is displayed and recorded by means of photographic film.
Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. It is usually of plant or animal origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals. The substance is ingested by an organism ...