1. The Trend of Device-Associated Hospital Acquired Infections in an Adult Intensive Care Unit of a Tertiary Care Hospital: A Need to Revamp Preventive Strategies

Bineeta Kashyap; Rajat Jhamb; Rituparna Saha; Pratima Prasad

Volume 6, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, , Pages 98-104

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/hpr.2021.19

Abstract
  Background: Device-associated infections (DAIs) like ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), central-line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI), and catheter-related urinary tract Infection (CAUTI) constitute predominant healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in intensive care units (ICUs).Objectives: ...  Read More

2. New Legionella Control Options by UV and Violet LEDs for Hospitals and Care Facilities

Martin Hessling; Julian Schmid; Katharina Hoenes; Petra Vatter

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, , Pages 76-78

http://dx.doi.org/10.15171/hpr.2018.17

Abstract
  Legionella infections caused by contaminated water are a widespread problem worldwide. Discharge lamps like mercury vapor lamps are widely known for the disinfection properties of their radiation, but they suffer technical disadvantages, like high voltages and toxic content, and are, therefore, not suitable ...  Read More