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Effect of handrubbing using locally-manufactured alcohol-based handrubs in paediatric wards in Harare, Zimbabwe

Overview of attention for article published in Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, January 2017
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Title
Effect of handrubbing using locally-manufactured alcohol-based handrubs in paediatric wards in Harare, Zimbabwe
Published in
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, January 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13756-016-0166-8
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Authors

Muchaneta Gudza-Mugabe, Marcelyn T. Magwenzi, Hilda A. Mujuru, Mutsa Bwakura-Dangarembizi, Valerie Robertson, Alexander M. Aiken

Abstract

We assessed bacterial contamination of hands of adults present in paediatric wards in two tertiary-care hospitals in Harare, Zimbabwe and the microbiologic efficacy of locally-manufactured alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR). During unannounced visits, samples were collected using hand-print and hand-rinse methods. Samples were collected from 152 individuals (16 nurses, 10 doctors, 28 students, 86 parents/guardians, 12 others). Contamination of hands with Gram-negative bacteria was found in 91% of adults tested with a mean of 14.6 CFU (hand-rinse method; IQR 3-65), representing a high risk for transmission of pathogens potentially leading to nosocomial infections. A single application of ABHR under controlled conditions achieved an average of 82% (or 0.72 log) reduction in detectable counts. Amongst 49 Enterobacteriaceae isolates from hands, 53% were resistant to gentamicin and 63% were resistant to cefpodoxime. Use of ABHR represents an attractive intervention for reducing nosocomial infections in this setting.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 19 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 4 21%
Student > Bachelor 4 21%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 11%
Student > Master 2 11%
Other 1 5%
Other 1 5%
Unknown 5 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 4 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 16%
Neuroscience 2 11%
Philosophy 1 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 5%
Other 3 16%
Unknown 5 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 February 2017.
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#1,011,964
of 8,993,272 outputs
Outputs from Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
#159
of 388 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#49,038
of 305,309 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
#17
of 34 outputs
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