Navigation Links
Copper surfaces reduce the rate of health care-acquired infections in the ICU
Date:4/9/2013

CHICAGO (April 9, 2013) Placement of copper objects in intensive care unit (ICU) hospital rooms reduced the number of healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) in patients by more than half, according to a new study published in the May issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, in a special topic issue focused on the role of the environment in infection prevention.

In the United States, HAIs result in 100,000 deaths annually and add an estimated $45 billion to healthcare costs. HAIs often contaminate items within hospital rooms, allowing bacteria to transfer from patient to patient. Common microbes include methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE). While several strategies have been developed to decrease HAIs, few have been clinically proven to reduce the spread of these infections. The researchers tested the capability of copper surfaces to reduce environmental contamination of these germs and thereby decrease HAIs in patients. Copper surfaces have an inherent ability to continuously kill environmental microbes on these surfaces.

The study was performed from July 12, 2010 to June 14, 2011 at three medical centers including the Medical University of South Carolina, the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and the Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Patients who were admitted to the ICU of these hospitals were randomly assigned to receive care in a traditional patient room or in a room where items such as bed rails, tables, IV poles, and nurse's call buttons were made solely from copper-based metals. Both traditional patient rooms and rooms with copper surfaces at each institution were cleaned using the same practices.

The proportion of patients who developed HAI and/or colonization with MRSA or VRE was significantly lower among patients in rooms with copper surfaces (7
'/>"/>

Contact: Tamara Moore
tmoore@gymr.com
202-745-5114
Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Be Present Welcomes Wanderlust Festival to Copper Mountain, Colorado
2. UCLA study to determine if copper surfaces can reduce hospital-acquired infections
3. New Rocky Mountain Architectural Hardware Series Combines Artisan-quality Style and Beauty with CuVerro® Antimicrobial Copper
4. Copper Vista Dental Care LLC in Arizona Announces the Opening of its Globe Dental Office
5. Copper depletion therapy keeps high-risk triple-negative breast cancer at bay
6. Fungus uses copper detoxification as crafty defense mechanism
7. PotLocator Strikes Gold In Advertising Outreach to Copper State
8. Huntingtons Disease Linked to Reduced Cancer Risk in Study
9. BMC study shows diverting passengers to elevators could help reduce falls at Logan Airport
10. Decision guide reduced uncertainty over breast cancer prevention, study finds
11. Scoliosis Treatment Might Reduce Need for Surgeries
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/31/2014)... for low back pain caused by spinal stenosis varies ... a new report says. "Nearly 80 percent of ... in their lives, and about 30 million people a ... co-author Brook Martin, of the Dartmouth Institute of Health ... release. In spinal stenosis, thickening of tissue surrounding ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... IL – New research suggests that insomnia is a ... and other unintentional fatal injuries. The results underscore the ... the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project. , Results show ... a dose-dependent manner with the number of insomnia symptoms ... 2.8 times more likely to die from a fatal ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... The Suspension Revolution review published by Daily Gossip ... Dan Long, a suspension training specialist. , Long ... life coach. The author of this program claims that ... impossible , The Suspension Revolution review reveals that this ... efficiency when it comes to burning fat, building muscles, ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... Florida Air Academy, the Melbourne ... grades 6-12, is taking the lead when it ... concussions, becoming the first high school in central ... Assessment and Cognitive Testing) computerized assessment to all ... grabs the headlines, and the Centers for Disease ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... Phoenix dentist , Dr. Christy, is ... Whether patients simply need routine care or have a more ... now to get that necessary care. The right dental treatments ... and even essential treatments due to financial concerns. Throughout the ... any treatments offered by the team at Christy Dental Care. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Spinal Surgery Varies by Region in U.S.: Study 2Health News:Insomnia increases risk of motor vehicle deaths, other fatal injuries 2Health News:Suspension Revolution Review Reveals Dan Long's New Suspension Workout Plan 2Health News:Florida Air Academy Tackling Concussions Head-On 2Health News:Florida Air Academy Tackling Concussions Head-On 3Health News:Phoenix Dentist, Dr. Christy, is Now Offering Ten Percent Off On All Dental Treatments for the Month of November 2
... has a significant association with feelings of external pressure ... girls, especially those who are white, suggests a research ... Minneapolis, Minn., at SLEEP 2011, the 25th Anniversary Meeting ... Results show that pressures to have a thin body ...
... cutting-edge research that promises to revolutionise the diagnosis and treatment ... used in the long-term to develop a radical new type ... dummy to meet the different needs of individual patients. If ... market within 4 years. The research is being ...
... breakthrough by researchers at the Institut de recherches cliniques de ... a scientific journal of the Cell Press group. Led ... new requirement for the proper functioning of the Sonic Hedgehog ... proteins that gives cells the information needed for the embryo ...
... Gordon HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, June 13 (HealthDay News) ... the park may depend on the time of the game, and ... night owl. New research on Major League Baseball players suggests ... game starts before 2 p.m., while night owls are at their ...
... Western Reserve University School of Medicine have discovered a ... to chronic health problems. If they learn to ... macrophages, "We have a shot at a novel treatment ... disease and cancer," said Mukesh K. Jain, MD, Ellery ...
... A new study published by the American Physiological Society ... 2 diabetes can begin in the womb, giving new ... disease at the center of a worldwide epidemic. The ... are even moderately undernourished while pregnant and breastfeeding, their ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:White adolescent girls may be losing sleep from the pressure to be thin 2Health News:New software 'hearing dummies' pave the way for tailor-made hearing aids 2Health News:New software 'hearing dummies' pave the way for tailor-made hearing aids 3Health News:A scientific breakthrough at the IRCM could help understand certain cancers 2Health News:Hey, Batter: Your Sleep Habit May Affect Your Swing 2Health News:Hey, Batter: Your Sleep Habit May Affect Your Swing 3Health News:Genetic factor controls health-harming inflammation in obese 2Health News:Undernourishment in pregnant, lactating females found key to next generation's disease 2Health News:Undernourishment in pregnant, lactating females found key to next generation's disease 3
(Date:10/31/2014)... 31, 2014 Mast Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ... for the quarter ended September 30, 2014. ... said:  "The third quarter was productive for Mast. Consistent with ... MST-188 for sickle cell disease is on track to ... have opened 50 study sites in the U.S. and ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... ARBOR, Mich. , Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... immune modulators to treat autoimmune disease and cancer, ... of novel synthetic RORgamma agonist product candidates will ... Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) being held ... & Convention Center, National Harbor, MD.  The poster, ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... 31, 2014 ThynkWare ( www.thynkware.com ) is ... text and email messages using their thoughts. ... by ThynkWare,s founder, Duane Cash , which is ... This technology allows users to control their devices in ... thought. ThynkWare provides the interface layer between ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Mast Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 2Mast Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 3Mast Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 4Mast Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 5Mast Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 6Mast Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 7Mast Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 8Lycera Announces Presentation of Data on Anti-Tumor Activity of Novel Synthetic RORgamma Agonists at Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer Meeting 2ThynkWare Speech Helps Those with ALS and Locked-In Syndrome Translate Thought to Speech on Their Smartphone Devices 2
... SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 14, 2011 Lineagen, Inc., ... linked disorders, and Fast Forward, LLC, a nonprofit subsidiary ... alliance to fund the clinical development and validation of ... of the program is to develop a test that ...
... 2011 Carl Zeiss Group continues to ...   - Vision Care business group fully consolidated ... of global economic uncertainty Carl Zeiss has ... the company generated revenues of EUR 4.237b (prior year: EUR ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Lineagen and Fast Forward Collaborate to Develop Gene and Biomarker-Based Clinical Assays for Multiple Sclerosis 2Lineagen and Fast Forward Collaborate to Develop Gene and Biomarker-Based Clinical Assays for Multiple Sclerosis 3Lineagen and Fast Forward Collaborate to Develop Gene and Biomarker-Based Clinical Assays for Multiple Sclerosis 4Carl Zeiss: Revenue Tops Four Billion Euro Mark for Very First Time 2
15mm Open Blades, Thumb Screw Control; in Titanium....
10mm from mid screw to tips; curved tips, in Titanium....
7mm Cross Hairs; Available in 4.5mm to 7.0mm in 0.5mm increments; Ring depth available from 2 to 4mm in 0.5mm increments.; in stainless steel....
Retractable, straight double Lancet Blade, 15 Degree Angle , available in variations; Titanium handle...
Medicine Products: