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Some observations on the impact of clothing systems on the concentration of airborne bacteria - Carrying particles during surgery
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Civil and Architectural Engineering.
2010 (English)In: 41st R³-Nordic Symposium: Dipoli, Espoo, Finland, May 25-26, 2010, Valtion Teknillinen Tutkimuskeskus , 2010, no 266, 161-163 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In the view of the increasing number of resistant bacteria in hospitals the effect of different operating room clothing systems on air cleanliness during surgery has been discussed. To investigate how clothing systems of cleanroom quality affect the number of airborne bacteria-carrying particles in comparison to ordinary surgical clothing systems, tests have been performed in a test chamber (body-box) and in an operating room during surgery. The results show that as well mechanical ventilation as clothing system have an effect on the concentration of airborne bacteria-carrying particles, where the choice of clothing system can play an important role for the safety of the patient.

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Valtion Teknillinen Tutkimuskeskus , 2010. no 266, 161-163 p.
, VTT Symposium (Valtion Teknillinen Tutkimuskeskus), ISSN 0357-9387 ; 266
Keyword [en]
Airborne bacteria, Clothing systems, Mechanical ventilation, Resistant bacteria, Test chambers, Air cleaners, Clean rooms, Cleaning, Laboratories, Operating rooms, Transplantation (surgical), Ventilation, Bacteria
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-150291ScopusID: 2-s2.0-80053339246ISBN: 978-951387595-4OAI: diva2:745214
41st R3-Nordic Symposium: Cleanroom Technology, Contamination Control and Cleaning; Espoo; Finland; 25 May 2010 through 26 May 2010

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