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Evaluation of a Pulsed-Xenon Ultraviolet Room Disinfection Device for Impact on Hospital Operations and Microbial Reduction

Mark Stibich PhD, MHS, Julie Stachowiak PhD, MPH, MIA, Benjamin Tanner PhD, Matthew Berkheiser MS, Linette Moore MS, Issam Raad MD and Roy F. Chemaly MD, MPH
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 32, No. 3 (March 2011), pp. 286-288
DOI: 10.1086/658329
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/658329
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Evaluation of a Pulsed-Xenon Ultraviolet Room Disinfection Device for Impact on Hospital Operations and Microbial Reduction
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Abstract

This study evaluated the use of pulsed-xenon ultraviolet (PX-UV) room disinfection by sampling frequently touched surfaces in vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) isolation rooms. The PX-UV system showed a statistically significant reduction in microbial load and eliminated VRE on sampled surfaces when using a 12-minute multiposition treatment cycle.

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