Bactericidal Effect of Direct and Filtered Ultraviolet c Through Transparent Plastic Sheet on Gram Negative Bacilli_ An In- vitro Study

Rao, Bhamini K and Kumar, Pramod and Rao, Sugandhi and Jagdishchandra, K and Kamath, Asha (2012) Bactericidal Effect of Direct and Filtered Ultraviolet c Through Transparent Plastic Sheet on Gram Negative Bacilli_ An In- vitro Study. International Journal of Biomedical and Advance Research, 3 (10). pp. 785-790.

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Abstract

Wound infection (with both Gram-positive and Gram-negative organisms) is a major problem in delayed wound healing. Persistence of these organisms in the wound delays considerably the healing time and increases length of hospital stay. Ultraviolet-C has shown to effectively eliminate these organisms (bactericidal effect) in few laboratory, animal and human studies and has shown promising role in promoting wound healing. Several wound dressing methods have been used to accelerate the rate of wound healing. Among them, Limited Access Dressing (LAD) utilizes intermittent negative pressure dressing using a transparent plastic cover combined with moist wound healing principle, minimizes need for regular change of dressing. Thus, the present study was conducted to explore the in-vitro bactericidal effect of direct and filtered UVC through transparent plastic sheet on Gramnegative bacilli.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ultraviolet rays; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Klebsiella pneumoniae; Escherichia coli.
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Physiotherapy
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Community Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2013 06:37
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2013 06:39
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/78497

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