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Ultraviolet radiation and air contamination during total hip replacement

Carlsson, Åsa S; Nilsson, Björn; Walder, Mats LU and Österberg, Kaj (1986) In Journal of Hospital Infection 7(2). p.176-184
Abstract
Ultraviolet (uv) radiation of the operating room was assessed bacteriologically in an open randomized study of 30 total hip procedures. Volumetric air-sampling demonstrated that the number of colony forming units (cfu m-3) were significantly reduced (P less than 0.001) by uv light, both close to the wound and in the periphery of the operating room. No adverse effects of the uv-irradiation were observed either in the patients or the staff. In operating rooms fitted with a 'zonal ventilation' system and with an air change rate of about 70 h-1, the addition of uv irradiation during surgery may achieve 'ultra clean' air. However, in conventionally ventilated operating rooms uv-irradiation alone is probably not sufficient to do so.
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Journal of Hospital Infection
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176 - 184
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0195-6701
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10.1016/0195-6701(86)90061-7
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  abstract     = {Ultraviolet (uv) radiation of the operating room was assessed bacteriologically in an open randomized study of 30 total hip procedures. Volumetric air-sampling demonstrated that the number of colony forming units (cfu m-3) were significantly reduced (P less than 0.001) by uv light, both close to the wound and in the periphery of the operating room. No adverse effects of the uv-irradiation were observed either in the patients or the staff. In operating rooms fitted with a 'zonal ventilation' system and with an air change rate of about 70 h-1, the addition of uv irradiation during surgery may achieve 'ultra clean' air. However, in conventionally ventilated operating rooms uv-irradiation alone is probably not sufficient to do so.},
  author       = {Carlsson, Åsa S and Nilsson, Björn and Walder, Mats and Österberg, Kaj},
  issn         = {0195-6701},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {176--184},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Journal of Hospital Infection},
  title        = {Ultraviolet radiation and air contamination during total hip replacement},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0195-6701(86)90061-7},
  volume       = {7},
  year         = {1986},
}