File Download

There are no files associated with this item.

  Links for fulltext
     (May Require Subscription)
Supplementary

Article: Observing and quantifying airflows in the infection control of aerosol- and airborne-transmitted diseases: An overview of approaches

TitleObserving and quantifying airflows in the infection control of aerosol- and airborne-transmitted diseases: An overview of approaches
Authors
KeywordsAerosol
Airflow
Computational fluid dynamics
Mannequin
Schlieren
Transmission
Issue Date2011
PublisherWB Saunders Co Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jhin
Citation
Journal Of Hospital Infection, 2011, v. 77 n. 3, p. 213-222 How to Cite?
AbstractWith concerns about the potential for the aerosol and airborne transmission of infectious agents, particularly influenza, more attention is being focused on the effectiveness of infection control procedures to prevent hospital-acquired infections by this route. More recently a number of different techniques have been applied to examine the temporal-spatial information about the airflow patterns and the movement of related, suspended material within this air in a hospital setting. Closer collaboration with engineers has allowed clinical microbiologists, virologists and infection control teams to assess the effectiveness of hospital isolation and ventilation facilities. The characteristics of human respiratory activities have also been investigated using some familiar engineering techniques. Such studies aim to enhance the effectiveness of such preventive measures and have included experiments with human-like mannequins using various tracer gas/particle techniques, real human volunteers with real-time non-invasive Schlieren imaging, numerical modelling using computational fluid dynamics, and small scale physical analogues with water. This article outlines each of these techniques in a non-technical manner, suitable for a clinical readership without specialist airflow or engineering knowledge. © 2010 The Hospital Infection Society.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/139357
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 2.655
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.349
ISI Accession Number ID
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Singapore National Medical Research CouncilNMRC/1208/2009
Senior Leverhulme Fellowship
Funding Information:

During the writing of this review article, A. Nicolle, a postdoctoral research fellow, was supported under a grant from the Singapore National Medical Research Council (NMRC/1208/2009) to J.W. Tang. I. Eames is supported by a Senior Leverhulme Fellowship.

References

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorTang, JWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorNoakes, CJen_HK
dc.contributor.authorNielsen, PVen_HK
dc.contributor.authorEames, Ien_HK
dc.contributor.authorNicolle, Aen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLi, Yen_HK
dc.contributor.authorSettles, GSen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-23T05:48:46Z-
dc.date.available2011-09-23T05:48:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Hospital Infection, 2011, v. 77 n. 3, p. 213-222en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0195-6701en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/139357-
dc.description.abstractWith concerns about the potential for the aerosol and airborne transmission of infectious agents, particularly influenza, more attention is being focused on the effectiveness of infection control procedures to prevent hospital-acquired infections by this route. More recently a number of different techniques have been applied to examine the temporal-spatial information about the airflow patterns and the movement of related, suspended material within this air in a hospital setting. Closer collaboration with engineers has allowed clinical microbiologists, virologists and infection control teams to assess the effectiveness of hospital isolation and ventilation facilities. The characteristics of human respiratory activities have also been investigated using some familiar engineering techniques. Such studies aim to enhance the effectiveness of such preventive measures and have included experiments with human-like mannequins using various tracer gas/particle techniques, real human volunteers with real-time non-invasive Schlieren imaging, numerical modelling using computational fluid dynamics, and small scale physical analogues with water. This article outlines each of these techniques in a non-technical manner, suitable for a clinical readership without specialist airflow or engineering knowledge. © 2010 The Hospital Infection Society.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherWB Saunders Co Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jhinen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Hospital Infectionen_HK
dc.subjectAerosolen_HK
dc.subjectAirflowen_HK
dc.subjectComputational fluid dynamicsen_HK
dc.subjectMannequinen_HK
dc.subjectSchlierenen_HK
dc.subjectTransmissionen_HK
dc.subject.meshAerosols-
dc.subject.meshAir Movements-
dc.subject.meshCross Infection - prevention and control - transmission-
dc.subject.meshExhalation-
dc.subject.meshInfection Control - methods-
dc.titleObserving and quantifying airflows in the infection control of aerosol- and airborne-transmitted diseases: An overview of approachesen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0195-6701&volume=77&issue=3&spage=213&epage=222&date=2011&atitle=Observing+and+quantifying+airflows+in+the+infection+control+of+aerosol-+and+airborne-transmitted+diseases:+an+overview+of+approaches-
dc.identifier.emailLi, Y:liyg@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityLi, Y=rp00151en_HK
dc.description.naturelink_to_subscribed_fulltext-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jhin.2010.09.037en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid21194796-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-79951853008en_HK
dc.identifier.hkuros192419en_US
dc.relation.referenceshttp://www.scopus.com/mlt/select.url?eid=2-s2.0-79951853008&selection=ref&src=s&origin=recordpageen_HK
dc.identifier.volume77en_HK
dc.identifier.issue3en_HK
dc.identifier.spage213en_HK
dc.identifier.epage222en_HK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000287693900007-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridTang, JW=35273734900en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridNoakes, CJ=6603481396en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridNielsen, PV=24773772900en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridEames, I=7006126106en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridNicolle, A=37034669800en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridLi, Y=7502094052en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridSettles, GS=35243542700en_HK

Export via OAI-PMH Interface in XML Formats


OR


Export to Other Non-XML Formats