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Evaluation of fungal contamination in operating rooms using a dusting cloth pad: comparison among different sampling methods

D'Alessandro, Daniela and Cerquetani, Franco and Deriu, Maria Grazia and Montagna, Maria Teresa and Mura, Ida Iolanda and Napoli, Christian and Vescia, Nicoletta (2013) Evaluation of fungal contamination in operating rooms using a dusting cloth pad: comparison among different sampling methods. American Journal of Infection Control, Vol. 41 (7), p. 658-660. eISSN 1527-3296. Article.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2012.10.006

Abstract

To evaluate microbial contamination in hospitals environments, several methods are available, each one having its limitations. Therefore, the choice of system to use is open. This study compares the ability of a dusting cloth pad (DC pad) with 2 other methods (Rodac contact plate and air sampling) to detect contamination because of filamentous fungi in operating rooms, performing 110 sampling campaigns in hospitals of 3 Italian cities. Overall, 96% of the DC pad samples were positive compared with 51% of Rodac plates (P 6lt; .0001) and 35% of air samples (P < .0001). Authors conclude that the DC pad improves the ability to detect an environmental contamination of filamentous fungi.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:8888
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Environmental surveillance, bio-contamination, controlled hospital environments
Subjects:Area 06 - Scienze mediche > MED/42 Igiene generale e applicata
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01-a Nuovi Dipartimenti dal 2012 > Scienze Biomediche
Publisher:Elsevier Science
eISSN:1527-3296
Deposited On:18 Apr 2013 08:30

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