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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Sep;39(9):1118-1121. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.165. Epub 2018 Jul 31.

Enhanced disinfection leads to reduction of microbial contamination and a decrease in patient colonization and infection.

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1
1Hospital Epidemiology,University of North Carolina Health Care,Chapel Hill,North Carolina,United States.
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2Division of Infectious Diseases,UNC School of Medicine,Chapel Hill,North Carolina,United States.
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4Division of Infectious Diseases,Duke Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention,Duke University Medical Center,Durham,North Carolina,United States.

Abstract

In this prospective study, we monitored 4 epidemiologically important pathogens (EIPs): methicillin-resistane Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), Clostridium difficile, and multidrug-resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter to assess the effectiveness of 3 enhanced disinfection strategies for terminal room disinfection against standard practice. Our data demonstrated that a decrease in room contamination with EIPs of 94% was associated with a 35% decrease in subsequent patient colonization and/or infection.

TRIAL REGISTRATION:

ClinicalTrials.gov NCT01579370.

PMID:
30060770
DOI:
10.1017/ice.2018.165
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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