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1008, 2018

Are surfaces a hidden reservoir for Mycobacterium contamination of heater-cooler units?

By |August 10th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

There’s an emerging global epidemic of Mycobacterium chimaera infections following cardiothoracic surgery associated with contaminated heater-cooler units (machines that are used in theatre during some procedures). It has been established that water within the machines can become contaminated with Mycobacterium species, and that this can create a bio-aerosol that finds its way into the surgical field and causes an infection. However, a recent study from China highlights the potential [...]

1607, 2018

UVC Disinfection: Proven by Science

By |July 16th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

The BETR-D Study: The first and only randomized clinical trial on UVC Disinfection Background According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are more than 700,000 hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) every year in the U.S., and more than 75,000 of those patients die as a result.1 With HAI rates increasing and more superbugs discovered each year, it is critical for hospitals to provide the cleanest [...]

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