G. Birgand, PharmD, PhD. AJIC 2015. There is a strong correlation between air particle counts and microbial contamination, suggesting that particle counting can be used for routine evaluation of contamination in the OR ventilated with turbulent airﬂow or LAF.
A. Andersson RN, et al. AJIC 2012. Trafﬁc ﬂow has a strong negative impact on the OR environment. The results of this study support interventions aimed at preventing surgical site infections by reducing trafﬁc ﬂow in the OR.
S. Kurtz, PhD, et al. JOA 2012. Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a challenging complication associated with total joint arthroplasty.
C. Brandt, M.D., et al. Annals of Surgery 2008. OR ventilation with laminar airflow showed no benefit and was even associated with a significantly higher risk for severe SSI after hip prosthesis.
W. Kowalski, PhD, HPAC Engineering 2007. The change that perhaps would have the greatest impact on nosocomial infections in this country is the establishment of national standards concerning aerobiological quality.