Adenosine triphosphate bioluminescence in intensive care units: Be careful with its use.

@article{Russotto2016AdenosineTB,
  title={Adenosine triphosphate bioluminescence in intensive care units: Be careful with its use.},
  author={Vincenzo Russotto and Andrea Cortegiani and Santi Maurizio Raineri and Cesare Gregoretti and Antonino Giarratano},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2016},
  volume={44 6},
  pages={
          732-3
        }
}
We read with interest the article by Whiteley et al1 investigating the use of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) bioluminescence for location of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) in an intensive care unit (ICU). We agree with the authors that inanimate surfaces and equipment contamination, either in the patient zone or in the health care area, may significantly contribute to cross-transmission of pathogens, including MDROs.2 Indeed, we recently performed a review of the available evidence of… CONTINUE READING
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