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APIC guideline for selection and use of disinfectants.
  • W. Rutala
  • Medicine
  • American journal of infection control
  • 1 August 1996
William A. Rutala, PhD, MPH, CIC, was selected to revise the previously published “APIC Guideline for Selection and Use of Disinfectants” because of his recognized expertise in infection control andExpand
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Role of hospital surfaces in the transmission of emerging health care-associated pathogens: norovirus, Clostridium difficile, and Acinetobacter species.
Health care-associated infections (HAI) remain a major cause of patient morbidity and mortality. Although the main source of nosocomial pathogens is likely the patient's endogenous flora, anExpand
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Draft Guideline for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities
The proposed order has been placed on the public record for thirty days in order to receive comments from interested persons. Comments received during this period will become part of the publicExpand
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Effects of Air Temperature and Relative Humidity on Coronavirus Survival on Surfaces
ABSTRACT Assessment of the risks posed by severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) coronavirus (SARS-CoV) on surfaces requires data on survival of this virus on environmental surfaces and on howExpand
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Survival of surrogate coronaviruses in water
Abstract The emergence of a previously unknown coronavirus infection, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), demonstrated that fecally contaminated liquid droplets are a potential vehicle forExpand
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Guideline for disinfection and sterilization in healthcare facilities, 2008
The issue of whether low-level tolerance to germicides selects for antibiotic-resistant strains is unsettled but might depend on the mechanism by which tolerance is attained. For example, changes inExpand
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Uses of inorganic hypochlorite (bleach) in health-care facilities.
  • W. Rutala, D J Weber
  • Medicine
  • Clinical microbiology reviews
  • 1 October 1997
Hypochlorite has been used as a disinfectant for more than 100 years. It has many of the properties of an ideal disinfectant, including a broad antimicrobial activity, rapid bactericidal action,Expand
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Multi-society guideline for reprocessing flexible gastrointestinal endoscopes.
The beneficial role of gastrointestinal endoscopy for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of many digestive diseases and cancer is well established. Like many sophisticated medical devices, theExpand
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The role of the surface environment in healthcare-associated infections
Purpose of review This article reviews the evidence demonstrating the importance of contamination of hospital surfaces in the transmission of healthcare-associated pathogens and interventionsExpand
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Nosocomial infections in the ICU: the growing importance of antibiotic-resistant pathogens.
Patients hospitalized in ICUs are 5 to 10 times more likely to acquire nosocomial infections than other hospital patients. The frequency of infections at different anatomic sites and the risk ofExpand
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