Floor, Air, Surface and Environmental Contamination

Are Hospital Floors an Underappreciated Reservoir for Transmission of Health Care-Associated Pathogenes?

Abhishek Deshpande MD, PhD, Jennifer L. Cadnum BS, Dennis Fertelli BS, Brett Sitzlar BS, MPH, Priyaleela Thota MD, Thriveen S. Mana MS, MBA, Annette Jencson MT, CIC, Heba Alhmidi MD, Sreelatha Koganti MD,
Curtis J. Donskey MD 

Medicine Institute Center for Value Based Care, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Department of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
Research Service, Cleveland VA Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, OH 


Clinical Bacterial Isolates from Hospital Environment as Agents of Surgical Wound Nosocomial Infections

Razaq F. Atata, Yakubu K. E. Ibrahim, Philip F. Olurinola, Abdulganiyu Giwa, Aliu A. Akanbi II and Ali A. Sani

Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, University of Ilorin, PMB 1515, Ilorin. Nigeria. Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Nigeria Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Administration, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Maiduguri. Nigeria. Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, College of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin, PMB 1515, Ilorin. Nigeria. Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Maiduguri. Nigeria


Mechanisms for Floor Surfaces or Environmental Ground Contamination to Cause Human Infection

T. RASHID, H. VONVILLE, I. HASAN AND K. W. GAREY

University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX, USA, UTHealth School of Public Health, Houston TX, USA, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK


Ward Floors and Other Surfaces as Reservoirs of Hospital Infection

G.A. JAYLIFFE, B.J. COLLINS AND E.J. LOWBURY

Hospital Infection Research Laboratory, Summerfield Hospital, Birmingham Accident Hospital


Traffic Flow in the Operating Room: An Explorative and Descriptive Study on Air Quality During Orthopedic Trauma Implant Surgery

Annette Erichsen Andersson RN, Ingrid Bergh RN, PhDc, Jón Karlsson MD, PhD Bengt Eriksson MD, PhD, Kerstin Nilsson RN, PhD

Institute of Health and Care Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden b Department of Anesthesia, Surgery and Intensive Care, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden c School of Life Sciences, University of Skövde, Skövde, Sweden
Department of Orthopedics, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden
Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden