|Characteristics of airborne micro-organisms in a neurological intensive care unit: Results from China|
|Yu, Yao1; Yin, Sufeng2,3; Kuan, Yi4; Xu, Yingjun2,3; Gao, Xuguang1|
|关键词||Nosocomial Infection Air Environment Neurological Intensive Care Unit Bacteria|
|刊名||JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL RESEARCH|
|WOS标题词||Science & Technology|
|类目[WOS]||Medicine, Research & Experimental ; Pharmacology & Pharmacy|
|研究领域[WOS]||Research & Experimental Medicine ; Pharmacology & Pharmacy|
|关键词[WOS]||NOSOCOMIAL INFECTIONS ; HOSPITAL ENVIRONMENT ; RISK-FACTORS ; ACUTE STROKE ; TRANSMISSION ; PNEUMONIA ; VENTILATION ; BACTERIA ; MORTALITY ; FUNGI|
Objective To describe the characteristics of airborne micro-organisms in the environment in a Chinese neurological intensive care unit (NICU).
Methods This prospective study monitored the air environment in two wards (large and small) of an NICU in a tertiary hospital in China for 12 months, using an LWC-1 centrifugal air sampler. Airborne micro-organisms were identified using standard microbiology techniques.
Results The meanSD number of airborne bacteria was significantly higher in the large ward than in the small ward (200 +/- 51colony-forming units [CFU]/m(3) versus 110 +/- 40CFU/m(3), respectively). In the large ward only, the mean number of airborne bacteria in the autumn was significantly higher than in any of the other three seasons. A total of 279 airborne micro-organisms were identified (large ward: 195; small ward: 84). There was no significant difference in the type and distribution of airborne micro-organisms between the large and small wards. The majority of airborne micro-organisms were Gram-positive cocci in both wards.
Conclusion These findings suggest that the number of airborne micro-organisms was related to the number of patients on the NICU ward.
|作者单位||1.Peking Univ, Peoples Hosp, Dept Neurol, Beijing 100044, Peoples R China|
2.Hebei United Univ, Dept Stat & Epidemiol, Publ Hlth & Prevent Med Coll, Tangshan, Hebei Province, Peoples R China
3.Hebei Prov Coal Mine Hlth & Safety Lab, Tangshan, Hebei Province, Peoples R China
4.Hebei United Univ, Kailuan Gen Hosp, Dept Neurol, Tangshan, Hebei Province, Peoples R China
|Yu, Yao,Yin, Sufeng,Kuan, Yi,et al. Characteristics of airborne micro-organisms in a neurological intensive care unit: Results from China[J]. JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL RESEARCH,2015,43(3):332-340.|
|APA||Yu, Yao,Yin, Sufeng,Kuan, Yi,Xu, Yingjun,&Gao, Xuguang.(2015).Characteristics of airborne micro-organisms in a neurological intensive care unit: Results from China.JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL RESEARCH,43(3),332-340.|
|MLA||Yu, Yao,et al."Characteristics of airborne micro-organisms in a neurological intensive care unit: Results from China".JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL RESEARCH 43.3(2015):332-340.|