The role of chiropractic adjusting tables as reservoirs for microbial diseases.


BACKGROUND Our goal was to enumerate the microbial flora on the headrest, armrest, and thoracic portion of chiropractic adjusting tables to determine the presence of pathogenic microorganisms and identify the potential for nosocomial transmission. METHODS Defined portions of the headrest, armrest, and thoracoabdominal pieces from 9 chiropractic adjusting… (More)


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