Standard versus combined chemical, mechanical, and heat decontamination of hospital drains harboring carbapenemase-producing organisms (CPOs): A randomized controlled trial Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • AbstractWe sought to determine whether combined chemical, mechanical, and heat cleaning was superior to standard cleaning for the decontamination of 32 sink and shower drains harboring carbapenemase-producing organisms (CPOs). Of 16 intervention drains, 10 (63%) were decontaminated until day 7 versus 1 (5%) of 16 comparator drains (P = .002). Intensive cleaning may be useful if administered repeatedly in drain-associated CPO outbreaks.

authors

  • Jamal, Alainna J
  • Pantelidis, Rajni
  • Sawicki, Rachael
  • Li, Angel X
  • Chiu, Wayne
  • Morrison, Deborah
  • Marshman, John
  • Baqi, Mahin
  • Richardson, David
  • McGeer, Allison J
  • Borgia, Sergio

publication date

  • October 2021