Claudia Durán T

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BACKGROUND Copper is essential for cell metabolism in animals and plants and thus for life. Along centuries, copper has been identified as a metal containing antimicrobial properties. In recent years, laboratory assays and clinical studies have revealed that surfaces of metallic copper or its alloys, containing at least 70% copper, eliminate in a few hours(More)
BACKGROUND Copper has a bactericidal activity against a series of bacterial strains. AIM To measure resistance to bacterial adherence of copper (Cu) and stainless steel (SS) metal coupons. MATERIAL AND METHODS Bacterial strains causing nosocomial infections in Chile were analyzed. Bacterial adherence was studied using a previously described method based(More)
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