Navigation Links
Hydrogen peroxide vapor enhances hospital disinfection of superbugs
Date:12/31/2012

Infection control experts at The Johns Hopkins Hospital have found that a combination of robot-like devices that disperse a bleaching agent into the air and then detoxify the disinfecting chemical are highly effective at killing and preventing the spread of multiple-drug-resistant bacteria, or so-called hospital superbugs.

A study report on the use of hydrogen peroxide vaporizers -- first deployed in several Singapore hospitals during the 2002 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, and later stocked by several U.S. government agencies in case of an anthrax attack - is to be published Jan. 1 in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.

In the study, the Johns Hopkins team placed the devices in single hospital rooms after routine cleaning to disperse a thin film of the bleaching hydrogen peroxide across all exposed hospital equipment surfaces, as well as on room floors and walls. Results showed that the enhanced cleaning reduced by 64 percent the number of patients who later became contaminated with any of the most common drug-resistant organisms. Moreover, researchers found that protection from infection was conferred on patients regardless of whether the previous room occupant was infected with drug-resistant bacteria or not.

"Hydrogen peroxide vapor, as spread around patients' rooms by these devices, represents a major technological advance in preventing the spread of dangerous bacteria inside hospitals and, especially, from one patient occupant to the next, even though sick patients were never in the same room at the same time," says infectious disease specialist and study senior investigator Trish Perl, M.D., M.Sc.

Of special note, researchers say, was that enhanced cleaning with the vapor reduced by 80 percent a patient's chances of becoming colonized by a particularly aggressive and hard-to-treat bacterium, vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE).

In what is believed to be the first head
'/>"/>

Contact: David March
dmarch1@jhmi.edu
410-955-1534
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Temporary storage for electrons: Natural method of producing hydrogen
2. Novel nano-structures to realize hydrogens energy potential
3. Controlling gene expression with hydrogen peroxide switches
4. Low-cost nanosheet catalyst discovered to split hydrogen from water
5. Lab-on-a-chip detects trace levels of toxic vapors in homes near Utah Air Force Base
6. Partnership enhances biology teaching at California community colleges
7. Worries about dementia how hospitalization affects the elderly
8. Rhode Island Hospital: Adult entertainment workers likely to benefit from health care intervention
9. RI Hospital: Use of PMP may increase demand for drug treatment, reduce painkiller abuse
10. BGI and the Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia launch the 1,000 Rare Diseases Project
11. How alert hospital employees improved hospitals MSRA infection rate
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/10/2014)... Dec. 9, 2014  Valencell, a leader in performance ... a staggering demand from its licensees for highly accurate, ... is not solely coming from fitness and health sectors, ... "A wearable is only as useful as the ... the ultimate driver in long-term mass consumer adoption of ...
(Date:12/5/2014)... MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. , Dec. 4, 2014 ... and safety has boosted investments in new testing ... products has also given rise to a range ... driven by the requirements of Generation Y, which ... digital technologies. As a result, product development strategies ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... According to a new market ... RFID, Access Control, Intrusion Detection, Parking Management, Under Vehicle ... Service Geography - Global Forecasts to 2020", published by ... be around $25 Billion in 2014 and is expected ... CAGR of 8.69%. Browse 116 market data ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Wearable Technology Products Demand Highly Accurate Biometric Technology 2Emerging Technologies Enable Smarter Monitoring of Assets, Push Industrial Testing, Inspection and Monitoring Market 2Emerging Technologies Enable Smarter Monitoring of Assets, Push Industrial Testing, Inspection and Monitoring Market 3Emerging Technologies Enable Smarter Monitoring of Assets, Push Industrial Testing, Inspection and Monitoring Market 4Industrial Security Systems Market Worth $38 Billion by 2020 2Industrial Security Systems Market Worth $38 Billion by 2020 3
... take-away paper-based food containers (such as pizza boxes) that ... because the containers were made from pulp that contained ... where the test was developed, this use of recycled ... rules. Recycling paper and cardboard is a great ...
... Fingerprint Software Enhances Biometric Time Clock Security ... Fingerprint SDK Development, ATLANTA, Nov. 27 ... firm, announced today that Software,Techniques Inc. has ... by integrating M2SYS, Bio-SnapON(TM) solution., Bio-SnapON(TM) ...
... Scientists Meet for Global Conference ,On Stem Cell ... Ground-breaking Advances, Pioneering Innovations ,In Cell-Based Therapeutic Approaches ... Research Foundation (CRF) brings experts to New York ... Annual International Conference on Cell Therapy for Cardiovascular ...
Cached Biology News:New test finds diisobutyl phthalate in some cardboard food packaging -- recycling is the issue 2Software Techniques Inc. Selects M2SYS Fingerprint Software to Meet Continuous Growth and Demand for Desktop Biometric Time & Attendance Solutions 2Fourth Annual International Conference on Cell Therapy for Cardiovascular Diseases 2Fourth Annual International Conference on Cell Therapy for Cardiovascular Diseases 3
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 23, 2014 Sigma-Aldrich ... that the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust ... acquisition expired on December 22, 2014, thereby completing ... requirement for the acquisition of the Company by ... antitrust clearance satisfies another condition to closing the ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... RepliCel Life Sciences Inc. (OTCQB: REPCF) (TSX.V: RP), a ... of autologous cell therapies, announced today the publication of ... conjunction with co-authors from Kyoto University and the University ... clinical research using dermal sheath cup (DSC) cells to ... paper entitled " Hair Follicle Dermal Stem Cells Regenerate ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... 2014 ITRA Global, one of the ... commercial real estate, has further expanded its global reach ... and Brisbane, Western Australia, reports Mylinda Vick, CCIM, Chairman ... ITRA Global / ACORPP (Australian Corporate Property and Projects) ... providing property services to a wide range of clients ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Dec. 19, 2014 Naurex Inc., a biopharmaceutical ... for diseases of the central nervous system, today announced ... executive officer, will present at the 33 rd ... take place at 3:00 p.m. PST on Tuesday, January ... San Francisco, Calif. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Receives U.S. Antitrust Clearance 2Acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Receives U.S. Antitrust Clearance 3Newly Released Peer-Reviewed Publication Further Validates RepliCel's Use of Dermal Sheath Cup Cells to Treat Pattern Baldness 2Newly Released Peer-Reviewed Publication Further Validates RepliCel's Use of Dermal Sheath Cup Cells to Treat Pattern Baldness 3Newly Released Peer-Reviewed Publication Further Validates RepliCel's Use of Dermal Sheath Cup Cells to Treat Pattern Baldness 4Newly Released Peer-Reviewed Publication Further Validates RepliCel's Use of Dermal Sheath Cup Cells to Treat Pattern Baldness 5ITRA Global Continues International Expansion in Perth and Brisbane, Australia 2Naurex to Present at 33rd Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference 2
... , BRUSSELS , June 18 ... system) significantly improved wellbeing and daily activities that are often ... presented this week at the 14th International Congress of Parkinson,s ... Additional data from an open-label extension study showed that the ...
... NATICK, Massachusetts and NICE, France , ... BSX ) today,announced results from a sub-analysis ... greater clinical benefit from its cardiac resynchronization,therapy defibrillators (CRT-Ds) ... World Congress by Jonathan Steinberg , M.D., Chief ...
... of water mysteriously gush out of the desert floor at a ... plant and animal species found nowhere else in the world. ... at Ash Meadows is completing a 15,000-year journey, flowing slowly underground ... government tested nuclear bombs there for four decades, and a crack ...
Cached Biology Technology:Neupro® (Rotigotine Transdermal System) Significantly Improved Wellbeing and Daily Activities Impaired Due to Limb Pain Associated With Restless Legs Syndrome 2Neupro® (Rotigotine Transdermal System) Significantly Improved Wellbeing and Daily Activities Impaired Due to Limb Pain Associated With Restless Legs Syndrome 3Neupro® (Rotigotine Transdermal System) Significantly Improved Wellbeing and Daily Activities Impaired Due to Limb Pain Associated With Restless Legs Syndrome 4Neupro® (Rotigotine Transdermal System) Significantly Improved Wellbeing and Daily Activities Impaired Due to Limb Pain Associated With Restless Legs Syndrome 5Neupro® (Rotigotine Transdermal System) Significantly Improved Wellbeing and Daily Activities Impaired Due to Limb Pain Associated With Restless Legs Syndrome 6Neupro® (Rotigotine Transdermal System) Significantly Improved Wellbeing and Daily Activities Impaired Due to Limb Pain Associated With Restless Legs Syndrome 7Neupro® (Rotigotine Transdermal System) Significantly Improved Wellbeing and Daily Activities Impaired Due to Limb Pain Associated With Restless Legs Syndrome 8Neupro® (Rotigotine Transdermal System) Significantly Improved Wellbeing and Daily Activities Impaired Due to Limb Pain Associated With Restless Legs Syndrome 9Neupro® (Rotigotine Transdermal System) Significantly Improved Wellbeing and Daily Activities Impaired Due to Limb Pain Associated With Restless Legs Syndrome 10MADIT-CRT Trial Data Show Women Received Greater Benefit From CRT-Ds Than Men 2MADIT-CRT Trial Data Show Women Received Greater Benefit From CRT-Ds Than Men 3MADIT-CRT Trial Data Show Women Received Greater Benefit From CRT-Ds Than Men 4
Goat polyclonal to SIAH Interacting Protein ( Abpromise for all tested applications)....
MAb to Transferrin Dry Ice: No Preservative: NaN3 Availability When Not in Inventory: 14-21 Business Days...
MAB3246 recognizes the neuro-endocrine specific protein (NSP) C....
PE Rat anti-Hu CD267 Storage Temperature: Refrigerate(2 to 8C)...
Biology Products: