Microbial contamination of nebulization solution and its measures.

  title={Microbial contamination of nebulization solution and its measures.},
  author={Shigeharu Oie and Daiki Makieda and Shigenobu Ishida and Yoshiro Okano and Akira Kamiya},
  journal={Biological & pharmaceutical bulletin},
  volume={29 3},
We evaluated the microbial contamination of nebulization solutions in medication cups from a total of 76 ultrasonic nebulizers in use in 10 hospitals. In addition, an interview survey was given to nurses to evaluate the disinfection methods of these ultrasonic nebulizers. Of a total of 76 nebulization solution samples, 11 (14.5%) were contaminated with 10-10(2) colony-forming units (CFU)/ml and 9 (11.8%) with 10(3)-10(5) CFU/ml. The major contaminants were glucose non-fermentative bacilli such… CONTINUE READING

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