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Article: Door-opening motion can potentially lead to a transient breakdown in negative-pressure isolation conditions: The importance of vorticity and buoyancy airflows

TitleDoor-opening motion can potentially lead to a transient breakdown in negative-pressure isolation conditions: The importance of vorticity and buoyancy airflows
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Issue Date2005
PublisherWB Saunders Co Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jhin
Citation
Journal Of Hospital Infection, 2005, v. 61 n. 4, p. 283-286 How to Cite?
AbstractA patient with severe chickenpox was admitted to a negative-pressure isolation room. He remained sedated, intubated and mechanically ventilated throughout his admission. He was managed only by nurses immune to chickenpox. A non-immune male nurse occasionally handed equipment through the doorway, without entering the room. Ten days later, he also developed chickenpox. Sequencing of viruses from the patient and nurse showed the same rare genotype, indicating nosocomial transmission. An experimental model demonstrated that, despite negative pressure, opening the door could have resulted in transport of infectious air out of the isolation room, leading to a breakdown in isolation conditions. © 2005 The Hospital Infection Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/75970
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.655
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.349
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dc.contributor.authorTang, JWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorEames, Ien_HK
dc.contributor.authorLi, Yen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTaha, YAen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Pen_HK
dc.contributor.authorBellingan, Gen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWard, KNen_HK
dc.contributor.authorBreuer, Jen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T07:16:20Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T07:16:20Z-
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dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Hospital Infection, 2005, v. 61 n. 4, p. 283-286en_HK
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dc.description.abstractA patient with severe chickenpox was admitted to a negative-pressure isolation room. He remained sedated, intubated and mechanically ventilated throughout his admission. He was managed only by nurses immune to chickenpox. A non-immune male nurse occasionally handed equipment through the doorway, without entering the room. Ten days later, he also developed chickenpox. Sequencing of viruses from the patient and nurse showed the same rare genotype, indicating nosocomial transmission. An experimental model demonstrated that, despite negative pressure, opening the door could have resulted in transport of infectious air out of the isolation room, leading to a breakdown in isolation conditions. © 2005 The Hospital Infection Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherWB Saunders Co Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jhinen_HK
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dc.subject.meshAir Pressureen_HK
dc.subject.meshChickenpox - transmission - virologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshEnvironment, Controlleden_HK
dc.subject.meshGenotypeen_HK
dc.subject.meshHerpesvirus 3, Human - genetics - isolation & purificationen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshInfectious Disease Transmission, Patient-to-Professionalen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_HK
dc.subject.meshPatient Isolatorsen_HK
dc.subject.meshSequence Analysis, DNAen_HK
dc.subject.meshSequence Homologyen_HK
dc.titleDoor-opening motion can potentially lead to a transient breakdown in negative-pressure isolation conditions: The importance of vorticity and buoyancy airflowsen_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jhin.2005.05.017en_HK
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