Efficacy of improved hydrogen peroxide against important healthcare-associated pathogens

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012 Nov;33(11):1159-61. doi: 10.1086/668014. Epub 2012 Sep 21.

Abstract

This study was designed to test in vitro efficacy of 2 improved hydrogen peroxide (HP) products against 3 standard HP products and 1 quaternary ammonium compound. Improved HP is significantly superior to standard HP at the same concentration and can be used for disinfection of environmental surfaces or noncritical patient care items.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study

MeSH terms

  • Acinetobacter baumannii / drug effects
  • Anti-Infective Agents, Local / administration & dosage*
  • Anti-Infective Agents, Local / pharmacology
  • Cross Infection / prevention & control*
  • Disinfection / methods*
  • Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial / drug effects
  • Enterococcus / drug effects
  • Humans
  • Hydrogen Peroxide / administration & dosage*
  • Hydrogen Peroxide / pharmacology
  • Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus / drug effects
  • Quality Improvement
  • Quaternary Ammonium Compounds / administration & dosage
  • Vancomycin Resistance

Substances

  • Anti-Infective Agents, Local
  • Quaternary Ammonium Compounds
  • Hydrogen Peroxide