Infection Control Today - 11/2004: References

November 1, 2004

EMERGING INFECTIOUS THREAT: PRESENT AND FUTURECONSIDERATIONS FOR EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND DRUG-RESISTANT PATHOGENS,BY KRIS ELLIS, PAGE 12.

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/surv&controlCaseCount04_detailed.htm. Brewer TF, Heymann SJ. To control and beyond: movingtowards eliminating the global tuberculosis threat. J Epidemiol CommunityHealth, 58: 822-825, 2004.

THE PROPER FIT FOR PPE, BY JOHN ROARK, PAGE 18.

1. AAOHN. Respirator Fit-Testing Compliance survey, August,2004 Executive Summary.

A NEW GENERATION OF LATEX GLOVES GREATLY REDUCES PROTEINALLERGY RISK, BY ESAH S. YIP, DSC, PAGE 30.

1. Korniewicz DM, Laughon BE, Cyr WH, Lytle CD, and Larson E.Leakage of Virus Through Used Vinyl and Latex Examination Gloves. Journal ofClinical Microbiology. 1990; 28: 787-8.

2. Klein RC, Party E, and Gershey EL. NRL Gloves Showed NoLeakage Increase After Such Treatment. Virus Penetration of Examination Gloves.Biotechniques. 1990; 9: 196-9.

3. Olsen RJ, Lynch P, Coyle MB, Cummings J, Bokete T, andStamm WE. Examination Gloves as Barriers to Hand Contamination in ClinicalPractice. JAMA. 1993; 270: 350-3.

4. Douglas A, Simon T, and Goddard M. Barrier Durability ofLatex and Vinyl Medical Gloves in Clinical Settings. Am. Ind. Hyg. Assoc. J, 1997.; 58: 672-6.

5. Rego A. and Roley L. In-use Barrier Integrity of Gloves:Latex and Nitrile Superior to Vinyl. American J Infect Control. October 1999,vol. 27, No. 5: 405-410.

6. Korniewicz DM, El-Masri M, Broyles JM, Martin CM andO-Connell KP. Performance of Latex and Non-latex Medical Examination GlovesDuring Simulated Use. Am.J. Infection Control. 2002; 30:133-137.

7. Korniewicz DM, Garzon L, and Plitcha S. Health CareWorkers: Risk Factors for Nonlatex and Latex Gloves During Surgery. J. Am. Ind. Hyg. Asso. 2003; 64(6): 851-855.

8. Korniewicz DM, Garzon L, Seltzer J, and Feinleib M. FailureRates in Nonlatex Surgical Gloves. Am. J. Infection control, 2004; 32, in press.

9. Hasma H and Othman AB. Barrier Performance of NR, Vinyl andNitrile Gloves on Puncture. Presented at the Latex 2001 Conference, RAPRA, Munich, Germany.

10. Broyles J.M., O-Connell K.P. and Korniewicz, D.M. APCR-based Method for Detecting Viral Penetration of medical Exam Gloves. J.Clin. Microbiol., 2002; 52 : 965-999.

11. Liss GM and Sussman GL. Latex Sensitization: Occupationalvs. General Population Prevalence Rates. Am. J. Ind. Med. 1999; 35: 196-200.

12. Yip E, and Cacioli P. The Manufacture of Gloves FromNatural Rubber Latex. J. Allergy Clin. Immunology, 2002; 110: S3-14.

13. Yeang HY, et.al. Studies on Latex Gloves and Proteins.Rubber Research Institute of Malaysia. 2003 14. Allmers H, Brehler R, Chen Z,Raulf-Heimsoth M, Fels H, and Baur X. Reduction of Latex Aeroallergens andLatex-specific IgE Antibodies in Sensitized Workers After Removal of PowderedNatural Rubber Latex Gloves in a Hospital. J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. 1998; 102: 841-846.

15. Tarlo SM, Easty A, Dubanks K, Min F, and Liss G. Outcomesof a Natural Rubber Latex Control Program in an Ontario Teaching Hospital. J.Allergy Clin. Immunol. 2001; 108:628-633.

16. Turjanmaa K, Kanto M, Kautiainen H, Reunala T, and PalosuoT. Long-term Outcome of 160 Adult Patients with Natural Rubber Latex Allergy.J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. 2002; 110: S 70-74.

17. Hunt LW, Kalker P, Reed CE, and Yunginger JW. Managementof Occupational Allergy to Natural Rubber Latex in a Medical Center: TheImportance of Quantitative Latex Allergen Measurement and Objective Follow-Up.J. Allergy Clin.Immunol. 2002; 110: S 94-106.

18. Allmers H, Schmengler J, and Skudlik C. PrimaryPrevention of Natural Rubber Latex Allergy in the German Health Care SystemThrough Education and Intervention. J. Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002; 110(2):318-323.

19. Kelly KJ, Klancnik M, Kurup V, Barrios-Jankol C, Fink JN,and Petsonk EL. A Four-Year Prospective Study to Evaluate the Effi cacy ofGlove Interventions in Preventing Natural Latex Sensitization in HealthcareWorkers at Two Hospitals.. J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. 2003, Part 2; Vol. 111, No. 2, No.426.

20. Rueff, F., Schopf, P. and Przybilla, B. Parameters ofNatural Rubber Latex [NRL] Sensitization Decrease in Healthcare Workers (HCW)Following Reduction of NRL Exposure. Klinik und Poliklinik fur Dermatologieund Allergologie, Ludwig- Maximilians-Universitat,Munich, Germany. Presented atthe 56th annual meeting of the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy andImmunology (AAAAI) in 2000.

21. NIOSH Alert: Preventing Allergic reactions to Naturalrubber Latex in the Workplace. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, 1997. Academy of MedicalSurgical Nurses. Position Statement on Latex Glove Use. Website at:http://www.medsurgnurse.org/cgi-bin/WebObjects/AMSNMain.woa/1/wa/viewSection?wosid=6N6h2isqLKsl2pf24O47Mp2cT0T&ss_id=536873229&s_id=1073744079&tName=positionsLatex UseWorthington K. Seeking the Perfect Fit, Alternatives to Latex Gloves. AmericanJournal of Nursing, 2000; 100: Issue # 8.

22. ECRI Guidance Article. Lower-Protein Latex Gloves: A Wayto Reduce Allergic Reactions in Hospital Staff. Health Devices, May 2004; 33(5):169-174.

CHEMICAL INDICATORS 101: APPLICATIONS FOR USE, BY JOHNA. KUROWSKI BS, RN, PAGE 24.

Resources: AAMI ST-46 Steam sterilization and sterility assurance inhealth care facilities. AAMI ST-60 Sterilization of health care products, ChemicalIndicators Part I: General requirements. AMSI/AAMI/ISO 141611 Sterilization of Healthcare Products Biological Indicators Guidance for the selection, use and interpretation ofresults. AORN 2004 Recommended Practice for Sterilization in thePerioperative Practice Settings RP XIV, A quality control program should beestablished.

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STERILANT FOR HUMAN WOUNDS IS CHANGING PATIENTS LIVES,BY DR. FERMIN MARTINEZ, PAGE 42.

1. Chandan K Sen, Khanna S, Babior BM , Hunt T K, EllisonEC,and Roy S. Oxidant-induced Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Expression inHuman Keratinocytes and Cutaneous Wound Healing. J Biol Chem 2002;277:33284-90.

2. Cho M, Hunt TK,Hussain Z. Hydrogen peroxide stimulatesmacrophages endothealial growth factor release. Am J Circ Phisiol;280:2357-63.

3. Yahagi N, Kono M, Kiahara M, Ohmura A, Sumita O, HasimotoT, et al. Effect of electrolyzed water on wound healing. Artif Organs 2000;24:984-987.