A compilation of studies and articles on cleaning practices, efficacy and safety of certain chemistries.
Rutala AJIC June 2010 Role of the Environment
This article focuses on the role of surface contamination in the transmission of 3 emerging nosocomialpathogens: Norovirus, C. difficile, and Acinetobacter spp and literature supporting the use of EPA registered disinfectants for helping to control environmental transmission.
AJIC – Omidbakhsh Sporicidal Activity of Surface Disinfectants Nov 2010
Available and fast-acting sporicides are generally corrosive and unsafe for both humans and the environment. The objective of the study was to compare a newly developed AHP-based Surface Sporicidal Agent that carries superior occupational health and compatibility profiles with to differing concentrations of Chlorine bleach.
Modeling microbial survival in buildup biofilm for complex medical devices
This study compares the disinfectant efficacy and microbial eradication of oxidizing-based disinfectant chemistries such as Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide and cross-linking agents such as gluteraldehyde against both traditional and build-up biofilm.
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Identification by Quantitative Carrier Test of Surrogate Spore-Forming Bacteria To assess Sporicidal Chemicals for Use against Bacillus anthracis
Six strains of Bacillus anthracis (four virulent and two avirulent) were compared with four other types of spore-forming bacteria for their resistance to liquid chemical sporicides (sodium hypochlorite, accelerated hydrogen peroxide, chlorine dioxide and peracetic acid).
An Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide Based Microbicide for Manual Disinfection of Heat Sensitive Semi-Critical Medical Devices
The focus of this study was to assess the antimicrobial activity, stability and materials compatibility of a newly-developed AHP-based high level disinfectant in simulated reuse conditions.
Activity of selected oxidizing microbicides against the spores of Clostridium difficile relevances to environmental control
This article summarizes the efficacy of several commonly used disinfectant chemistries and their relative effectiveness against the spores of Clostridium difficile. AHP-based technology has been gaining acceptance as a means of formulating safer and environmentally benign microbicides with activity against major classes of nosocomial pathogens.