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Manual Operated Ultraviolet Surface Decontamination for Healthcare Environments

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Correa, Thaila Quatrini [1, 2] ; Blanco, Kate Cristina [1] ; Inada, Natalia Mayumi [1] ; Hortenci, Maisa de Fatima [3] ; Costa, Angela Aparecida [3] ; Silva, Evaine da Silveira [3] ; da Costa Gimenes, Patricia Pereira [3] ; Pompeu, Soraya [3] ; de Holanda e Silva, Raphael Luiz [3] ; Figueiredo, Walter Manso [3] ; Bagnato, Vanderlei Salvador [1]
Número total de Autores: 11
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[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Phys & Mat Sci, Sao Carlos Inst Phys, Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, PPG Biotec, Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Sch Publ Hlth, Hlth Special Serv Araraquara, Araraquara - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery; v. 35, n. 12, p. 666-671, DEC 2017.
Citações Web of Science: 0
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Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a new handheld equipment based on a mercury low-pressure vapor lamp. The Surface UV (R) device was tested in Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus pneumoniae, two strains of Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida albicans, and other clinical microorganisms isolated from different surfaces of a public health hospital. Background data: The incidence of hospital infections has increased in recent years. Despite the variety of available chemicals to reduce the microorganisms, the search for antimicrobial agents and the characterization of novel targets are a continued need. Also, the minimization of chemical procedures is a constant need, and the use of ultraviolet (UV) light as a germicidal device for microorganisms' inactivation has been an alternative and one possible approach for the reduction of contamination. Materials and methods: The in vitro decontamination was performed by application of Surface UV in different species of microorganisms (study 1). The surface decontamination was carried out by application of Surface UV on each surface of hospital environment (study 2). The device presents ultraviolet C (UV-C) light at 254nm and produces an irradiance of 13mW/cm(2) at a distance of 1cm of the surfaces. The light dose was 0.78J/cm(2) for 60sec of application in both studies. Results: The results for in vitro decontamination indicated a log(10) reduction factor of 6.5 for S. aureus, 6.7 for S. mutans, 6.2 for S. pneumoniae, 5.4 for E. coli, 5.2 for E. coli (ATCC 8739), 5.4 for P. aeruginosa, and 6.7 for C. albicans. The hospital level of microorganisms decreases more by 75% after the procedure. Conclusions: The study highlights the development and successful application of a new portable device that can reduce the risk of contamination in health settings. Our results suggest that Surface UV is efficient and may be an alternative decontamination method. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 13/07276-1 - CEPOF - Centro de Pesquisa em Óptica e Fotônica
Beneficiário:Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Centros de Pesquisa, Inovação e Difusão - CEPIDs