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Shortwave ultraviolet radiation in operating rooms.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2656721     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We have evaluated the effect of shortwave ultraviolet radiation on bacterial levels in an operating theatre, both in experimental conditions and during 20 hip operations. When compared with the use of sham blue light, there was a significant reduction in the number of bacteria. The reduced level was comparable with that suggested for ultraclean air ventilation systems.
M Berg; B R Bergman; J Hoborn
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume     Volume:  71     ISSN:  0301-620X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Bone Joint Surg Br     Publication Date:  1989 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-06-29     Completed Date:  1989-06-29     Revised Date:  2010-11-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375355     Medline TA:  J Bone Joint Surg Br     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  483-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Gothenburg University, East Hospital, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Air Microbiology*
Bacteria / radiation effects*
Bacteriological Techniques
Hip Prosthesis
Operating Rooms*
Surgical Equipment
Ultraviolet Rays*

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