Surface microbes in the neonatal intensive care unit: changes with routine cleaning and over time.

@article{Bokulich2013SurfaceMI,
  title={Surface microbes in the neonatal intensive care unit: changes with routine cleaning and over time.},
  author={Nicholas A. Bokulich and David A. Mills and Mark A. Underwood},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={51 8},
  pages={2617-24}
}
Premature infants in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) are highly susceptible to infection due to the immaturity of their immune systems, and nosocomial infections are a significant risk factor for death and poor neurodevelopmental outcome in this population. To investigate the impact of cleaning within a NICU, a high-throughput short-amplicon-sequencing approach was used to profile bacterial and fungal surface communities before and after cleaning. Intensive cleaning of surfaces in contact… CONTINUE READING
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