|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|2636810||1563479||2014||4 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
BackgroundCleaning and disinfecting fomites can effectively remove/kill pathogens on surfaces, but studies have shown that more than one-half the time, surfaces are not adequately cleaned or are recontaminated within minutes. This study evaluated a product designed to create a long-lasting surface coating that provides continuous disinfecting action.MethodsThis study was performed in an intensive care unit (ICU) in a major hospital. Various sites within the ICU were cultured before treatment and then at 1, 2, 4, 8, and 15 weeks after application of an antimicrobial coating. Samples were cultured for total bacteria, as well as Clostridium difficile, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, vancomycin-resistant enterococcus, and carbapenemase-resistant Enterobacteriaceae.ResultsThe average bacterial count on all treated surfaces was reduced by >99% (2 logs) for at least 8 weeks after treatment. Overall, average levels of bacteria never returned to those observed before treatment even after 15 weeks. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria were found on 25% of the sites tested before treatment, but were isolated at only 1 site during the 15 weeks after treatment.ConclusionsThe product assessed in this study was found to have persisted over 15 weeks in reducing the total number of bacteria and antibiotic resistant bacteria on surfaces within an ICU.
Journal: American Journal of Infection Control - Volume 42, Issue 11, November 2014, Pages 1178–1181