Navigation Links
Copper reduces infection risk by more than 40 percent
Date:7/1/2011

f infection.

Researchers at the three hospitals involved in the trial Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, both in Charleston, South Carolina replaced commonly-touched items such as bed rails, overbed tray tables, nurse call buttons and IV poles with antimicrobial copper versions.

Data presented today by trial leader Dr Michael Schmidt, Professor and Vice Chairman of Microbiology and Immunology at MUSC, at ICPIC, demonstrated a 97% reduction in surface pathogens in rooms with copper surfaces, the same level achieved by "terminal" cleaning: the regimen conducted after each patient vacates a room.

Dr Schmidt said of the results: "Bacteria present on ICU room surfaces are probably responsible for 35-80% of patient infections, demonstrating how critical it is to keep hospitals clean. The copper objects used in the clinical trial supplemented cleaning protocols, lowered microbial levels, and resulted in a statistically significant reduction in the number of infections contracted by patients treated in those rooms."


'/>"/>

Contact: Glenn Harris
g.harris@soton.ac.uk
44-238-059-3212
University of Southampton
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. COPPERTONE(R) Solar Research Center Unveils Studies on Efficacy of Topical Antioxidants in Sunscreens at 2010 Annual Meeting of The American Academy of Dermatology
2. Consumers over age 50 should consider steps to cut copper and iron intake
3. MRSA eliminated by copper in live global broadcast
4. Service Foods Reduces its Carbon Footprint and Grows Sales
5. Health Care Reform Report Covers Uninsured, Reduces Costs
6. New cardiac CT technology drastically reduces patient radiation exposure
7. Accelerated radiation therapy reduces toxicity in patients with advanced head and neck cancers
8. Targeted delivery of losartan reduces liver inflammation and scarring
9. Drug dramatically reduces nausea and vomiting in bone marrow transplant patients
10. Soccer reduces risk of falls and bone fractures
11. Pioneering treatment reduces disability in premature babies with serious brain hemorrhage
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Copper reduces infection risk by more than 40 percent
(Date:7/23/2014)... iFitDress.com, a professional company of women’s dresses and related accessories, ... dresses . Aside from that, it has launched a big ... 63% off. , “We are excited to offer our new ... manufactured by trustworthy and experienced workers in the fashion field. ... great to provide such a great opportunity for our customers. ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July ... to have been exposed to some form of childhood trauma ... The finding seems to apply solely to military men, not ... be a cause for concern, given that early childhood exposure ... the civilian population has been linked to a higher adult ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... 23, 2014 The next episode of ... Milwaukee, Wis. who was physically fit through childhood and ... ultimately made the heart-wrenching decision to give her son ... the past 18 years, and she punished herself by ... Featuring a unique, non-competitive approach to weight loss transformations, ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regularly checking ... another stroke, researchers report. "Screening pulse is the ... people over age 65 who have never had a ... effective, noninvasive and easy way to identify people who ... stroke," said study author Dr. Bernd Kallmunzer, of Erlangen ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... July 23, 2014 The American ... 2015, ATA’s twentieth annual meeting and tradeshow focused ... expected to attract over 5,000 attendees and more ... place May 3-5, 2015, in Los Angeles. , ... healthcare technology professionals from researchers, clinicians, hospital and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Cheap 2014 Vintage Party Dresses From Professional Supplier iFitDress.com 2Health News:Many U.S. Male Soldiers Had Troubled Childhoods, Study Finds 2Health News:Many U.S. Male Soldiers Had Troubled Childhoods, Study Finds 3Health News:“Extreme Weight Loss”: Cassie’s journey begins at the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center 2Health News:Routine Pulse Check May Prevent Second Stroke, Study Says 2Health News:ATA Seeks Speakers to Present at the World’s Largest Telemedicine, mHealth and Telehealth Conference 2
... is the only sport that causes maximum injuries, since ... to basketball. ,‘So before people run to ... reduce their injury risk,’ said Dr. Pietro Tonino, director, ... Ill. ,‘Bicycles ranked second highest with ...
... claims that including garlic, beetroot and lemon in one’s diet ... declares that she is telling the truth and has also ... ,This has sparked outrage among the AIDS activist and ... the country's parliament that traditional medicine is the only alternative ...
... Nutritionists at the University of California have found that even ... help the child's iron //reserves and offset anemia for months. ... wealthy and poor nations. It is a problem particularly in ... their first year, putting them at risk of serious developmental ...
... doctors working in various hospitals in the state to ... by World Health Organisation //. ,The Association in ... doctors could vaccinate five patients from on vial of ... as compared to intra-muscular vaccine. ,The Association ...
... the sole cause of nearly 24% of all diseases ... Health Organization (WHO) said // that all this can ... diseases are extensively seen in developing countries and could ... The diseases which are influenced by hazardous environmental factors ...
... the afro American women should be first vaccinated against ... the FDA //. This was publicly announced in ... Hospital and Brown Medical School. , They ... is through school-based vaccination clinics. The commentary is in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Basketball Top For Injurious Sports 2Health News:Basketball Top For Injurious Sports 3Health News:Infants have better iron reserves if umbilical cord clamping is delayed 2Health News:Infants have better iron reserves if umbilical cord clamping is delayed 3Health News:Afro American Women at a High Risk of HPV and Hence Should Be Vaccinated 2
(Date:7/23/2014)... , July 24, 2014 Announced ... Melbourne , the agreement seeks to increase access to ... At the AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne ... new licensing agreement with Gilead Sciences for tenofovir alafenamide (TAF), ... licence will allow manufacturers in India ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. , July 23, 2014 ... (FDA) approval of idelalisib to treat patients with ... and small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) is a significant ... Idelalisib, which goes by the trade ... delta, a protein that is highly expressed in ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ) today ... in the third quarter of fiscal year 2014.  Net ... share due to an approximately $8 million impairment charge ... in Augmenix, a privately-held company developing minimally invasive hydrogels ... the third quarter of fiscal year 2014, up 3 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) Broadens Collaboration with Gilead Sciences: Signs Licence for Phase III Medicine Tenofovir Alafenamide (TAF) 2The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) Broadens Collaboration with Gilead Sciences: Signs Licence for Phase III Medicine Tenofovir Alafenamide (TAF) 3The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Applauds FDA's Approval of Idelalisib To Treat Three Types of Blood Cancers 2Varian Medical Systems Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2014 2Varian Medical Systems Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2014 3Varian Medical Systems Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2014 4Varian Medical Systems Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2014 5Varian Medical Systems Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2014 6Varian Medical Systems Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2014 7Varian Medical Systems Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2014 8Varian Medical Systems Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2014 9Varian Medical Systems Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2014 10
... Power Instrument System is a small ... and convenience with modular and unitized ... hand throttle, for use with 1025 ... Accepts all 1000 and 2000 series ...
... Battery Packs contain rechargeable nickel cadmium battery ... impact upon battery life. Strict adherence to ... from these recommendations will shorten battery life. ... Any exposure of the Battery Packs to ...
Pneumatic High-speed Drill, Throttleless, 90k Rpm, Microaire Connector....
Pneumatic oscillating saw, 35k cpm, available with various hose connector styles....
Medicine Products: